The Charlie Sheen train has come to a temporary halt, as the actor has settled his $100 million lawsuit with Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre.
Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen have resolved their dispute to the parties' mutual satisfaction. The pending lawsuit and arbitration will be dismissed as to all parties. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality over the terms of the settlement, according to an official statement released by Warner Bros. on Monday night.
While details of the settlement were not released by parties involved, the studio will most likely pay Sheen as much as $25 million, with additional revenue coming from syndicated runs of the eight seasons of Two and a Half Men the actor appeared in, sources told Deadline.
In March, Sheen was fired from CBS sitcom following a series of bizarre events that included a brief rehab visit, Twitter rants and public attacks on Lorre. Sheen launched the lawsuit when he accused Warner Bros. of breaking his contract with the popular TV show.
On Sept. 19, the ninth season of Two and a Half Men premiered to a whopping 27.7 million viewers, a record for CBS. The new season said farewell to Sheen's character, Charlie Harper, who was killed by a train in Paris (offscreen), and welcomed his replacement, Ashton Kutcher, who received positive reviews for his role as millionaire womanizer Walden Schmidt.
Don't expect Sheen to be out of the spotlight anytime soon. The 46-year-old actor is already planning his return to the small screen. Sheen's new Lionsgate-produced sitcom, aptly titled Anger Management, is currently being shopped around to potential buyers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.