TV boss stands by Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen's off-camera behaviour is a cause for concern, a top CBS entertainment executive has said, but the network is standing by him as the reliable star of a hit show.
CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler told TV reporters that she's given a great deal of thought to Charlie on a "human level," including his role as a father.
But she said the situation can't be viewed simplistically, calling him a professional who shows up for work on Two and a Half Men and does his job well.
Sheen's sitcom is a hit, Tassler said, adding, "that's all I have to say."
The actor's messy personal life has included a wild night that left a New York hotel room in tatters and sent Sheen to the hospital, and a guilty plea last summer to assaulting his wife in Aspen, Colorado.
Charlie's legal issues haven't hurt Two and a Half Men, which has remained part of the Top 20 prime-time shows ranked by Nielsen Co. since the hotel incident last year.