After another night of being booed by people who’d paid to see his stage show – this time in Boston – Charlie Sheen dodged the press in general, but stopped by Sports/Talk WBZ-FM for a midnight interview by morning hosts Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb. He was surprisingly upbeat about the likelihood of his returning to “Two and a Half Men.”
Asked about the chance he would return to the show, Sheen said there was about an 85% chance that he would be back. “There’s been discussions, but I’ve been asked not to reveal anything,” he said.
Not that all is friendly yet between Sheen and the show owner, Warner Bros. When one of the interviewers suggested that he was still getting payments for syndication, despite the fact that no new episodes are being shot, Sheen dropped a bombshell.
“I probably shouldn’t talk about that. I’m supposed to [be getting syndication payments] but that is, what’s the term, ‘being withheld,’” Sheen said.
“So you are not being paid for it?” Toucher asked.
“Not completely,” Sheen replied. “At all actually.”
“How do they justify that?” Shertenlieb asked.
“They can’t, that’s why I’m suing them. It is unfair,” said Sheen.
Ironically, WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” is owned by CBS Corporation, whose TV network, CBS, supported Warner Bros. in the decision to suspend production of “Two and a Half Men” for the rest of the current season.