In what must be one of the biggest cases of money talks and everything else walks, reports are that CBS has offered Charlie Sheen his job on Two and a Half Men, huh!
Let us not be shocked after on air and internet rants, kids taken in the night and goddesses that the two are trying to make nice. This is about money man. Think of the plight that network television is in given the fragmentation from hundreds of cable and satellite television, movies on demand and the internet, how could CBS risk killing their golden goose.
Even trying to replace Sheen and keep the show going was a huge risk. The other thing that may have played a part in this is Sheen was able to show that he was possibly the engine that powered the ship. Everything he was doing since being fired was follow with rapt attention. With everything that Charlie Sheen did or said, there was more concern and empathy than condemnation. His one man shows that he came up with were instant sellouts. Sheen signed up for Twitter and set a record for being the quickest to gain 1 million followers.
Who was feeling bad for CBS, no one? An article titled “Charlie Sheen, CBS In 'Two And A Half Men' Return Discussions: Report ” posted March 21, 2011 and posted in The Huffington Post discusses the details of the possible discussions. It seems that CBS thought they could “sweat” Charlie Sheen, but he proved to them that in a very short period of time he could create enough buzz to make millions of dollars per year on his own without them through Twitter, a live show and may have been in discussion with Fox. It seems that CBS may have blinked. Charlie Sheen, duh winning!