Charlie Sheen is in his seventh season on Two and a Half Men. ((Chris Pizzello/Associated Press))

Charlie Sheen is preparing to leave his hit TV series Two and a Half Men, according to People magazine.

The actor has apparently told friends and those on set that "he's not coming back," reported the celebrity publication on its website late Thursday.

CBS released a statement saying that it doesn't comment on contract negotiations and that "nothing has been determined."

The top rated CBS comedy, now in its seventh year, also stars Jon Cryer.

While the network recently renewed the series for another three years, Sheen's contract comes up again at the end of this season.

According to other news reports, the 44-year-old actor is itching to get away from the daily grind of television to focus on a movie career.  He is currently in the upcoming sequel to 1987's Wall Street, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

The actor is also in the news because of a Christmas Day fight with his wife, Brooke Mueller, which landed him in jail in Aspen, Colo.

He's charged with assault, criminal mischief and menacing. Sheen, who has pleaded not guilty, entered a rehab facility for a few weeks in February for undisclosed reasons.

A jury trial on the charges is expected to get underway in July.