October 24th, 2011
04:08 PM ET
If ratings are any indication, viewers may not be thrilled with the revamped "Two and a Half Men," and for that matter neither is its former star, Charlie Sheen.
"I'm extremely disappointed with how they're handling what I left behind," Sheen told an L.A. paparazzo armed with a video camera last week, according to TMZ.
Although he's previously praised the premiere episode, which saw the entrance of his replacement, Ashton Kutcher, Sheen doesn't sound surprised that ratings have slid in recent weeks. "People aren't stupid," he said. "Not all of them."
But he's also not blaming it on Kutcher, who in Sheen's estimation is "doing the best he can. I don't think the role is cursed."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, although "Men" premiered to 28 million in September, the ratings for last week's episode dropped by 12 percent over the ratings for the week prior.
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