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Charlie Sheen wants 'new challenges'

By Lisa France, CNN
Actor Charlie Sheen has told friends he wants to leave "Two and a Half Men" when his contract ends this season.
Actor Charlie Sheen has told friends he wants to leave "Two and a Half Men" when his contract ends this season.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Charlie Sheen has told friends he wants to leave his hit show
  • CBS has a contract for two more seasons of "Two and a Half Men"
  • Sheen's contract with Warner Bros. is up after this season, his rep says
  • Sheen wants to do more movies and explore other opportunities
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Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Charlie Sheen has told friends that he wants out of the CBS show "Two and a Half Men," his rep confirmed to CNN.

Stan Rosenfield said his client's contract with Warner Bros. is up this season, though CBS network has a contract for the hit show for at least two more seasons.

"The popularity of the show speaks for itself," Rosenfield said. "It delivers huge ratings for CBS, it benefits Warner Bros. and Charlie understands why they want it to happen, but the truth of the matter is that there is no contract after this season."

Warner Bros. is owned by the parent company which also owns CNN.

Sheen, who faces domestic violence charges stemming from a Christmas Day fight with wife Brooke Mueller, entered rehab in February. Rosenfield said his desire to leave the show is not connected to Sheen's concerns about the pending litigation.

Rather, Rosenfield said, his client is looking on to other horizons.

"Charlie has done this for seven years. There are new things to do, new challenges," he said. "He wants to do more movies, and doesn't always get the opportunities during the hiatus [of the show]."

Brittany Kaplan contributed to this report.