This is what CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves had to say today the 24/7 media blitz by Charlie Sheen, star of CBS’ hit comedy Two and a Half Men: “I wish he would have worked this hard to promote himself for an Emmy.”

Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco, Moonves touted the immediate financial upside of shortening the current  season of Men by 8 episodes, which “saves us quite a bit of money. “Short-term, financially it is actually a gainer for us,” Moonves said. “Repeats obviously get somewhat less revenue than the originals, (but) it is a show that repeats very well.”

As for the future, “I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Moonves said.”I hope it’s back. We’ll see.”