The 11th Hour For CBS – Will ‘Men’ Be Charlie Sheen-Less This Fall?

Written by Michael Lambarde on May. 01, 2011

In just a few weeks, the broadcast and cable television networks, including CBS which airs Charlie Sheen’s Two and a Half Men, will present their upfront presentation where they will reveal their fall line-ups. For CBS, however, the future of Sheen’s Men remains in limbo, and it is unknown if Men as we all know it will remain when everything is said and done.

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While Charlie Sheen remains in the headlines announcing that he will be endorsing the “NicoSheen” product — an electronic cigarette to help smokers quit smoking — CBS and Warner Brothers remain insistent on keeping Men, or announcing a new series in its place, on the CBS schedule. According to sources close to the show, executive producer and Men co-creator is already focusing on the changes.

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Those close to Lorre say that he plans on giving Sheen’s co-star Jon Cryer a major promotion by making him the star of the new show. There is still no word if Sheen will be replaced on the comedy series, if someone will replace him, or if there are plans to continue the show without any sort of replacement.

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While Sheen continues his nationwide tour, he reportedly wants to remain a central part of the hit CBS comedy series, one of the network’s most high profile nights — which has significantly decreased in ratings since the night’s number one rated series, Men, has been in a constant repeat loop. For Lorre, however, it remains to be seen if he will budge by reinstating Sheen on the show after the harsh words Sheen said about him months back.