CBS President Leslie Moonves Breaks His Silence On Charlie Sheen
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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Charlie Sheen has spent the past few days on a media blitz. Now, it’s CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves’ turn to talk.
Sheen has been “on the air quite a bit these days,” Moonves said. “I wish he would have worked this hard to promote himself for an Emmy.”
Moonves made the comments at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
He also said that the show halting production for the season wouldn’t cause any short-term financial pain for the network.
“Repeats obviously get somewhat less revenue than the originals,” he said. “It is a show that repeats very well. Doing eight [fewer] originals saves us quite a bit of money.”
Moonves added that “I’m not saying long-term I want this to go on, but the repeat Monday night was the fourth-highest rated show of the night.”
He added that he didn’t know whether “Two and a Half Men” would be back in the near future.
“Going down the road…I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Moonves said. “I hope it’s back. We’ll see.”