CBS president breaks silence on Charlie Sheen

President and CEO of CBS Corp. Leslie Moonves arrives at the launch party for the video game "Fallout: New Vegas" on Oct. 16, 2010, in Las Vegas. Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

President and CEO of CBS Corp. Leslie Moonves arrives at the launch party for the video game "Fallout: New Vegas" on Oct. 16, 2010, in Las Vegas.
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(CBS) Charlie Sheen has spent the past few days on a media blitz. Now, it's CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves' turn to talk.

Sheen has been "on the air quite a bit these days," Moonves said. "I wish he would have worked this hard to promote himself for an Emmy."

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Moonves made the comments at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

He also said that the show halting production for the season wouldn't cause any short-term financial pain for the network.

"Repeats obviously get somewhat less revenue than the originals," he said. "It is a show that repeats very well. Doing eight [fewer] originals saves us quite a bit of money."

Moonves added that "I'm not saying long-term I want this to go on," but the repeat Monday night was the fourth-highest rated show of the night.

He added that he didn't know whether  "Two and a Half Men" would be back in the near future.

"Going down the road...I don't know what's going to happen," Moonves said. "I hope it's back. We'll see."

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