Even though 27.7 million people tuned into the Two and a Half Men season 9 premiere, opinions about whether or not the series could continue without Charlie Sheen have been split: some like it, some many didn’t. Fortunately, there’s one man that absolutely loved the premiere: Charlie Sheen.
Sources close to Sheen spoke with TMZ and said that not only did Sheen watch the Two and a Half Men premiere, but that he loved it! And what about watching his pseudo funeral on television? Sheen said that it was “eerie but fun.”
While Sheen didn’t mention what he thought about Ashton Kutcher’s performance in the episode, he did make sure to note that he thought the introduction for Walden Schmidt “…was the best intro for a new a character on a TV show of all time.” For what reason, you ask? Well, Sheen excitedly explains: "[He] was revealed through the dusty exploded smoke of my remains."
For someone that was fired from the television series he helped make a hit, Sheen is sure in good spirits. Of course, perhaps the $125 million settlement between him and Warner Bros. Television, the studio that produces Two and a Half Men, helped that along.
When Warner Bros. Television fired Sheen from Two and a Half Men, they noted a specific morals clause for allowing them to do so. In response, Sheen explained that while a morals clause would allow them to fire him, he didn’t have one in his contract. With the two parties taking opposite positions, Sheen filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. Television.
After months of legal fees, it appears that a settlement has been reached, though no papers have been officially signed, as of yet. In the settlement, Sheen would receive an upfront payment of $25 million for his work on Two and a Half Men season 8. Additionally, Sheen will also receive $100 million over the course of 7-10 years from profits related to the syndication of the television series - in which he starred in 180 episodes of.
With Sheen working on his new television series, Anger Management (based on the movie), and a guaranteed $125 million dollars over the course of 10 years, perhaps being portrayed as an exploding meat bag in the Two and a Half Men season 9 premiere isn’t so bad.
Two and a Half Men airs Mondays @9pm on CBS
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