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Even after Charlie Sheen's infamous meltdowns and public rants shut down production of Two and a Half Men, network execs are reportedly begging for him to come back to work! According to RadarOnline.com, the "top exec" at CBS is ready and willing to forgive and forget Sheen's outlandish antics for the good of the TV show.
An insider tells the site that the network wants the embattled actor to return to work as Uncle Charlie on Men so that they can continue broadcasting the series (and thus reaping the lucrative ad revenues it generates). A source claims that CBS president Les Moonves has been advocating for Sheen with top execs of Warner Bros. Television, the very same company that officially fired Sheen earlier this month.
"Moonves wants to get the show back on air. He's all for it," the insider claims. "He says certain people need to forget anything and everything Charlie's done recently and just move on with the business at hand... The core issue is, as he put it, the volatile relationship between Charlie Sheen and (show creator) Chuck Lorre. (Moonves) 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."
In addition to his wild media tour, showing off his "goddess" girlfriends and losing custody of his 2-year-old twins, Bob and Max, Sheen filed a $100 million lawsuit against Lorre and Warner Bros. TV for breach of contract. He's also planned 20 concert dates nationwide, even selling out two shows at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall.
According to TMZ, Sheen is also talking to network execs at Fox about possible projects, including a late-night show. Sources claim nothing has been decided yet on that front, but reportedly everyone likes the headline-grabbing actor.
Not everyone thinks Sheen is ready to get back to work, however. In an interview with U.K. newspaper The Telegraph, his father Martin Sheen -- who battled substance abuse himself -- says Charlie is "emotionally crippled." Says Martin of his 45-year-old son: "He's not a kid. Emotionally he still is. Because when you're addicted, you don't grow emotionally."