With domestic abuse charges hanging over his head and his career, Charlie Sheen films the final episode of Two and a Half Men's seventh season tonight.
Might it be the final episode Sheen ever shoots for the sitcom?
Yes, if you believe the actor's recently-released statement. With his contract about to expire, Sheen wrote to People today and said:
“Much speculation and rumor has arisen from my current status surrounding Two and a Half Men."
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“All of the numbers reported in the press are false. Claims from ‘inside sources’ regarding offers from the studio as well as my salary, on their best day, are without merit. Approaching the start of the current season and as far back as June ‘09, I submitted my terms for season eight to Warner Bros. and CBS respectfully.
“Both parties have known the score for over a year. In no way, has this been a hasty or negligent eleventh hour surprise. I offer this information out of love and respect to my crew, my on-set family, my writers, executive staff, as well as my real family, my dear friends and my loyal fans. We tape the final episode of the season this evening.
“If tonight’s show is the end for me as Charlie Harper, so be it. Another journey has begun. I take from the experience 161 shows filled with a kaleidoscope of amazing experiences, memories, friendships and gratitude.
"I remain humbly inspired. "
If Sheen does leave the sitcom, he'll have more time to engage in threesomes.