Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, January 31, 2011

CBS Faces Losses As Star Heads To Treatment

As "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen heads back to treatment, his network puts the popular show on hiatus and admits it faces some economic losses. The Hollywood Reporter speculates those costs could balloon as high as a quarter of a billion dollars if the show ends prematurely. More analysis of the economic costs, and Mr. Sheen's value to the brand, here from the L.A. Times. Meanwhile, the network has set a new show, "Mad Love," to premiere Mondays at 8 p.m., on Valentine's Day. One character, Ben, is an attorney.

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