Early last month when word spread that Charlie Sheen wasn’t interested in returning to his hit CBS series “Two and a Half Men” we knew it would go one of two ways. He could leave the show causing the network to cancel it, which would put the rest of the cast out of work. Or they could step up his already ridiculous pay and bribe him to stay. Which route do you think they took?

According to a report from People, Sheen will be returning for another season of the show despite his public outcry to be released from his contract. Charlie Harper will be back in full force for another two years thanks to a lengthy renegotiation.

“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 says in a statement.

“Two and Half Men” is expected to pop up on CBS’s 2010 fall slate when the full schedule is unveiled on Wednesday. At the height of Sheen’s contract talks some sources claimed the actor was holding out for a bigger pay day that went beyond his $800,000 per episode salary touching on $1 -$2 million. We’re not sure what the network settled on to get him back but it couldn’t have been cheap. Is the show really worth it?

Are you excited to see Sheen return for two more seasons of the show? Do you think CBS should have pulled the plug on the series?