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Do CBS and Les Moonves Want Charlie Sheen Back?

| by Kate Wharmby Seldman

CBS is desperate to get Charlie Sheen back on “Two and a Half Men,” according to a report on gossip site Radar Online.

Les Moonves, CBS' president and CEO, wants Warner Bros. Television to help him put the show back together - and get Charlie back. Warner Bros. is the company that produces "Two and a Half Men," while CBS is the station that broadcasts it.

Moonves is also talking to Chuck Lorre, the creator of the show.

A source quoted by Radar Online says, "Moonves wants to get the show back on the air. He's all for it. He says certain people need to forget anything and everything Charlie's done recently and just move on with the business at hand.”

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"The core issue is, as he put it, the volatile relationship between Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre. He believes that if CBS and Warner Bros. TV honchos can find a way to get Chuck and Charlie to speak again, cooler heads will prevail."

Warner and CBS fired Sheen earlier this month, and there was talk that the show would be canceled, a replacement actor would be found for Sheen's part, or the show would be rewritten to account for Sheen's absence.

Sheen is about to go out on a speaking tour, which has 20 dates and is completely sold out. He's also filed a $100 million lawsuit against Lorre and Warner Bros. Television for firing him when he was contracted to work for another season.

Sheen has 20 concert dates planned, including one at New York's Radio City Music Hall where he will be a one man show. Every appearance is sold out.