Sheen's Rehab Leads To More "Engagement"

(CNN) -- The production hiatus for the hit CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," forced by star Charlie Sheen's latest rehab treatment, means more work for the "Rules of Engagement" cast, a source familiar with the network's schedule said.

CBS will fill the gap in its Monday night prime time schedule that will open up later this month with extra "Rules of Engagement" episodes, the source said.

Additional episodes of "Mike & Molly" could be ordered later if production of Sheen's comedy doesn't resume soon enough, the source said.

CBS placed Sheen's show on hiatus Friday after his representative announced he was seeking rehab to "conquer the medical issues."

"We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision," a joint statement from CBS and Warner Bros. Television said Friday.

Sheen's manager Mark Burg, who is also a producer of "Two and a Half Men," told People Magazine that his client is not in a traditional rehab facility.

"Charlie has put together a team that he trusts to help get him sober once and for all," Burg told People.

Sheen representative Stan Rosenfield later issued a statement saying "no further information relating to Charlie Sheen's health or his rehab experience will be released without his written permission."

CBS has not publicly said what will happen to the hundreds of people who work on the show while it is on hold.

A porn actress has appeared on several television shows this week, talking about a two-day party she claims led to Sheen's collapse last week.

The actor was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Thursday morning for what his representative later blamed on a hernia.

Sheen's lawyer Yale Galanter responded with a written statement Monday.

"It is a shame that during this time, while Mr. Sheen has sought treatment on his own, opportunistic women are trying to take advantage of his celebrity status," Galanter said.

The actress, in an interviewed aired on ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday, described a non-stop party at Sheen's Los Angeles home, including what she said was a large amount of cocaine use by Sheen.

"It was all over the bathroom counter," Kacey Jordan said. "You could see him like chiseling it off, putting it in there repeatedly."

Sheen proposed that she and several other porn actresses move into a mansion at his expense, Jordan said.

"He wanted us all to live in this huge house he was going to rent out and he's like, 'You can have anything you want. Anything you want, you name it. It will be done within an hour," Jordan told ABC.

But the sex and drug allegations weren't the only revelations from Jordan. She claims Sheen wanted her to babysit his children.

"I think maybe the babysitting part was important to him, so that maybe when he was, you know, doing his drinking, you know, maybe that he didn't have to have his kids see him be like that and then have one of us girls watch them," Jordan said.

Denise Richards, an ex-wife who shares two young daughters with Sheen, apparently saw the ABC interview. Richards posted this message on her Twitter account soon after:

"If you caught GMA today..FYI.. No 'adult film star' will be babysitting our kids!"

Last week's emergency trip to a hospital was the second for Sheen in three months.

He spent several hours in a New York hospital in October after police responded to an early morning call about "an emotionally disturbed person" at the Plaza Hotel, a law enforcement source said at the time. Sheen's representative blamed an "adverse allergic reaction" to a medication.

Sheen, the son of actor Martin Sheen, spent at least a month last year at a Malibu, California, rehab center, but it was never disclosed what he was treated for there.

-- CNN's Brittany Kaplan contributed to this report.

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  • by Looser? on Feb 1, 2011 at 12:35 PM
    1.8 million dollar per episode, loser.
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