The Two and a Half Men cancelled controversy is far from over. Still, the Two and a Half Men cancelled decision seems like a no brainer, if one subtracts several factors. Charlie Sheen certainly cannot work with Chuck Lorre anymore, and CBS can’t give Sheen a million dollar raise per episode, after all he’s done. However, if Sheen can’t return, they have to plan out whether the show can go on without him, and whether it even should. Meanwhile, the rest of the cast and crew are waiting for the Two and a Half Men cancelled issue to be decided.
One of the main arguments against taking the show off was the other cast and crew. But the regular crew has been in a greater limbo, as they depend more on their paychecks. However, just when they thought they could finally return to work, Sheen caused CBS to shut down the show again.
But even if CBS has Two and a Half Men cancelled, the crew will be taken care of in the short term after all. Although it took them a while, the network declared yesterday that crew members would be paid in full, at least for the four suspended episodes. Yet there is no paycheck for the first four episodes that were suspended before last week.
Sheen had offered to pay them one-third of their salaries for the four shows, yet CBS topped it by paying them in full. Deadline Hollywood credits Chuck Lorre for being “instrumental” in this deal, although Sheen claimed on Today that Lorre didn’t think it was his problem.
Now that the crew is set in the short term, the Two and a Half Men cancelled issue will help decide their long term future. But with pilot season approaching, many of them might decide to leave now, and go find work on other shows. They’ve already been in limbo enough already, so a few more weeks or months of it may be too much, although many are bound to stay loyal.
The cast is another matter, as they are even more valuable to CBS now. Although they haven’t been paid yet for the suspended episodes, they need them on stand-by, in case they go ahead without Sheen for Season 9. In particular, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones can’t budge, since they’d become the leading men if Sheen doesn’t come back.
If they don’t have Two and a Half Men cancelled, however, CBS could decide to hire another headliner. They’ve been rumored to be courting John Stamos, although how he could take Sheen’s place is anyone’s guess.
Nevertheless, CBS is desperate to not declare Two and a Half Men cancelled, whether Sheen returns or not. But as they scramble for back up plans, the other workers and actors are still waiting around in the meantime.
Deadline Hollywood- “Two And A Half Men Crew Will Be Paid”
Perez Hilton- “Two And A Half Men Crew Getting Paid”