For years, I've been asking CBS brass and "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre about what they' plan to do about Charlie Sheen's off-air behavior. Each time, I've been brushed off. But after this past weekend, my colleagues are finally joining my line of inquisition.
Personally, I find it unfathomable that the network hasn't dealt out any punishment. By not doing so, Tassler and company have become enablers. When Sheen REALLY hurts somebody - himself or another - the network will have to take part of the blame.
CBS cares - but not enough to reprimand one of its biggest stars. That’s the message deliever by the network’s entertainment president Nina Tassler Friday when asked about whether "Two and a Half Men" lead Charlie Sheen would face any repercussions for his latest antics in which he literally partied like a porn star.
"On a personal level, there’s a high level of concern," Tassler said. "On a professional level, he does his job extremely well. It’s very complicated. Things are continuing as planned."
Tassler said the show, TV’s top-rated sitcom, was scheduled to tape Friday night.