Sheen, CBS Close to Making New Deal for 'Two and a Half Men'?

It looks like Charlie Sheen's uncle Joe won't be taking over his role on 'Two and a Half Men' after all (like that was ever going to happen). While lawyers hammer out a plea deal to end the troubled actor's legal woes comes news that he and CBS are ready to cut a deal to keep him on the hit sitcom.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Sheen and CBS are both "cautiously optimistic" about a new deal that would keep the star cracking wise in bowling shirts for two more seasons on 'Two and A Half Men.' This comes, of course, after Sheen publicly declared that he was ready to leave the show, leading us to speculate on who could replace him (my vote was for James Franco).

So was Sheen's threat to quit the show just a bargaining tactic to land a bigger paycheck? Who knows? His contract was up after this season, but the guy's private life has been in shambles ever since he was arrested last Christmas after an alleged domestic bust-up with wife Brooke Mueller.

It's hard to tell what's going on inside of Sheen's head these days. Maybe the guy just realized that he needs a steady job to pay for all of those lawyers and legal fees. Boozing it up and flirting with hot girls on TV for another few years sounds like a nice way to make a buck.

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