Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Two and a Half Men Shut Down

Two and a Half Men on indefinite hiatus. Charlie Sheen's antics are starting to hit him where it hurts.
As Charlie Sheen heads back to a rehabilitation facility, weeks of salacious headlines are now giving way to a steep financial price for the star's behavior.

In fact, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that if Two and a Half Men is forced to shut down permanently, it could jeopardize as much as $250 million in domestic syndication revenue for producer Warner Bros. Television and millions more in lost ad revenue for CBS.

In its eighth season, Men is the most-watched comedy on television, averaging 14.7 million viewers, while it is second only to ABC's Modern Family among the ad-coveted younger demographic of 18-49-year-olds. CBS sells 30-second spots in Men for more than $200,000, according to media buyers, generating more than $3 million per episode. Kantar Media reports that the show grossed CBS more than $155 million in ad revenue last season alone.

And Men also is the network's linchpin on Monday nights, helping to launch successful comedies including The Big Bang Theory and most recently Mike & Molly (both from Men co-creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre). There are currently only two new episodes of Menthat have not yet aired, and while CBS will save on license fees if production remains shut down, the loss of new Menwill certainly impact the overall performance of its Monday night lineup.

In a statement released to THR on Sunday, CBS again expressed concern for Sheen's well-being but sought to distance the network from any potential deleterious effect of the actor's behavior.

"Looking forward, the financial impact of the shutdown is not material to CBS," the statement says. "Any ratings declines will be more than offset by the reduced programming costs for episodes lost this season. We will begin to address the scheduling issues this week. The network is strong and deep with hit series; we're not reliant on one show. In addition, Two and a Half Menhas always performed well in repeats, and we have the option of ordering additional episodes of other popular comedies on the network."

At this point, the final two new episodes are scheduled to air Feb. 7 and 14. (The first is fittingly titled "Three Hookers and a Philly Cheesesteak," according to the CBS schedule.)
Jacked from The Hollywood Reporter


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Anonymous said...

30,000 dollars on a porn whore. damn. i am in the wrong business. forget this higher education nonsense i'm aiming for. i'm gonna start laying on my back and spreading my legs!

Anonymous said...

Dag Charlie younjust fucked it up for the who two and a hald man crew. It not just about you CHARLIE.

nba is fixed said...

Just a reminder to us black folk; if some bitch goes on camera saying we had twenty thousand dollars worth of drugs in a suitcase, the cops will arrest us and make sure we go to prison.

Anonymous said...

Good the show sucked anyway.

Anonymous said...

If I was a supporting actor on the show,I would sue this bitch for loss of revenue. You fucked up the money Charley, now you know the partys over. What dumb ass forfeits that much money in a fucked up economy, people are starving bitch!

Abel said...

they all going to rehab or what?????????????

one of the most boring shows around town!!

Anonymous said...

Just shows you the double standard in hollywood against blacks and women. Lindsey hasn't done nearly as much as Charley has over the years and they treat her like she killed a baby. Chris Brown gets in 1 fight with his girlfriend and they make it seem like he was punching Rhiannas face in on the regular. Charley has been beating hookers and snorting coke for decades. Yes I said DECADES and has never taken a long rest. It's not like he was doing coke 10 years ago and just fell off the wagon. He'll be clean for a couple months and fall off the wagon every time. Charlie ran 2 cars off of a cliff, got in a phsyical altercation with his wife, got in a fight with a hooker and locked her in a bathroom while trashing a hotel room, had an orgie with hookers and coked himself so much he flared a hernia and this has only been in the last 12 months or so. In that time Charlie signed a new deal to make him the highest paid actor on TV. How does that make any sense?

Anonymous said...

Bitch ass whiteboy (cuban) can do whatever he wants. Nigguz can't do shit and be locked up forever! Who the fuck even watches that shit???? THIS GUY IS THE MOST TALENTLESS PIECE OF HUMAN WASTE TO EVER BE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS.

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