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Sheen on the Scene: Troubled Actor Returns to "Two and a Half Men"

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    For the one person in the world who actually believed that Charlie Sheen would leave CBS's money-maker "Two and a Half Men" -- rest easy.

    The troubled actor is returning to the steady gig.

    "To put a fitting end on the two and one-half months of whirlwind speculation, I'm looking forward to returning to my CBS home on Monday nights," Sheen said in a statement.

    He then went on to thank CBS president Les Moonves "for his support." The man is signing the checks, after all.

    Sheen made all the proper sounds that he could leave the sitcom because his contract, already lucrative, had ended. Someone might have actually believed these threats to leave as something more than bargaining strategy. It's not like there are people out there just dying to do another "Major League" movie right now.

    Sheen was already making nearly $1 million per episode, and his new deal will put him above the seven-figure mark, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    The actor's personal life remains a train wreck.. He pleaded not guilty to charges of domestic violence against his wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen. The charges stem from a Christmas Day incident in Aspen, Colo. Sheen faces a July 21 jury trial in Colorado.

    He entered a rehab facility for undisclosed treatment in February, temporarily forcing the show to halt production. Through it all, "Two and a Half Men" remains CBS' highest-rated sitcom and is the 9 p.m. anchor of its successful Monday line-up. However, there is a word that the network may move the show to a Wednesday night comedy anchor position.

    CBS will present its new line-up to advertisers on Wednesday.