Charlie Sheen Demands Big Bucks to Return to ‘Two and a Half Men’

Charlie Sheen (Photo: MJ Kim/Getty Images)

Charlie Sheen (Photo: MJ Kim/Getty Images)

While Charlie Sheen might be fodder for all of the tabloids, due mostly to his increasing court troubles, it doesn’t appear the actor is ready to call it quits from his hit CBS show ‘Two and a Half Men,’ according to E!’s Marc Malkin.

Despite rumors that Sheen was out at CBS, Malkin spoke with a source that claims negotiations are still going on, and that money is the stalling factor at this point.

Apparently, Sheen is asking for $2 million per episode, a ransom that might seem steep for some, but when compared to salaries that other TV stars have commanded in years past, it isn’t that far fetched.

The cast of ‘Friends’ scored $1 million a week back in 2002, a bump from their original $40,000 wage during the first season, while Ray Romano was earning $1.8 million per episode of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ according to

Neither Sheen’s camp nor CBS is commenting on the negotiations, but official word of ‘Two and a Half Men’s’ future should be given on May 19 when the network delivers its upfronts.

Do you think Charlie Sheen is worth that much dough?

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