CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler says she has a "high level of concern" about hard-partying "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen, but that he is doing well on a professional level.
"He certainly knows how we feel, he knows the level of concern that we have," she said at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Friday.
Sheen reportedly partied with porn stars and went on a vodka-fueled bender over the weekend, but made it to his "Two and a Half Men" call time Tuesday. The actor, who has a long history of legal run-ins and alcohol-related troubles, missed his call time on Wednesday, and a rep said he went to the doctor for had an ear infection.
Tassler was asked in an executive session with reporters how much she was concerned about Sheen and what the network was doing to help him. "I really didn't expect that question this morning," she said to laughs. "I'm really taken by surprise."
camp pointed out, "there's limited resources we have to impact the situation."
She added: "I personally have thought a lot about this, and we have a high level of concern. How could we not? But I have to speak to this personally first. … On a very basic human level, concern, of course. This man is a father, he's got children, he has a family, so obviously there's concern on a personal level.
"But you can't look at it simplistically. Charlie is a professional. He comes to work, he does his job extremely well — we're taping tonight — and it's, as I said, it's very complicated."
She also said the network has a very good relationship with Warner Bros. Television, which produces "Two and a Half Men."
"I have tremendous trust and respect in the way they're managing this situation," she said.
Tassler summarized: "On a professional level, he does his job, he does it well, the show is a hit, and that's really all I can say."