Well, it’s been all over the news that Two And a Half Men’s Charlie Sheen has checked himself into rehab following hospitalization for abdominal pains and will be unable to work for 3 months. What does this mean for the CBS, the network which hosts the most watched comedy on television?
Well, according to CBS, a shutdown of the show “Is not material” to the network. They say that any ratings lost by cutting as many as 8 episodes of the megahit series, which commands as much as $200,000 USD for a 30 second ad spot, would be offset by reduced production costs.
So CBS is saying it costs more to make the show than it makes back in ad revenue?
That sounds like some shady accounting to me. I’m not pointing any fingers, I’m just sayin’.
So now CBS has ordered extra episodes of the shows “Mike and Molly” and “Rules of Engagement” to fill the time slot which will apparently be (temporarily?) vacated by Two And a Half Men.
I can think of a better order.
“Hey, Charlie, stop snorting pounds of cocaine off hooker’s asses, put down the booze, and join the rest of us on planet Earth before you end up sharing a time slot with John Belushi and Chris Farley!”
I think that could work…