How the Charlie Sheen Crisis Has Spread Overseas

charlie sheenCharlie Sheen’s exit from Two and a Half Men and the actor’s very public meltdown — the crazed online rantings about warlocks, trolls and tigers, the $100 million suit against Warner Bros. and Men producer Chuck Lorre — has broadcasters all over the world cringing.

Two and a Half Men is that rarest of beasts: a U.S. sitcom that works internationally. So every new twist in the Sheen story, every surreal tweet, sends a nervous shiver around the globe.

Now, as international buyers prepare to head to Cannes for the annual global MIPTV confab (April 4-7), the question facing wary programmers is whether Men can work sans Sheen.

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