Charlie Sheen Set to Reunite With Chuck Lorre for New Comedy Show After Embarrassing Public Feud That Got Him Fired from ‘Two and a Half Men’

Charlie Sheen Set to Reunite With Chuck Lorre for New Comedy Show After Embarrassing Public Feud That Got Him Fired from ‘Two and a Half Men’
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Despite having truckloads of talent combined with superstardom, Hollywood star Charlie Sheen is notoriously famous for his off-screen controversies. Apart from problems related to alcohol and drug abuse, the actor has been at the center of marital problems and domestic violence disputes as well. Sheen lost his biggest gig when his contract with the massive hit television series Two and a Half Men was terminated after he made derogatory comments about the series creator Chuck Lorre.

Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre are back to working professionally again

Twelve years later, the producer and actor seem to have mended their broken relationship and have let bygones be bygones. Sheen and Lorre are back to collaborating, this time for another sitcom, in which the Two and a Half Men actor appears in a recurring role.

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Charlie Sheen Returns to Television with How To Be A Bookie

It’s water under the bridge for Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen twelve years after their public fallout from Two and a Half Men. The award-winning producer and the Platoon star are back together this time to collaborate on a comedy series How to be a Bookie which will be headlined by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. This single-camera sitcom co-written by Lorre and Nick Bakay will see Sheen in a recurring role.

Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men

The show based in Los Angeles follows a veteran bookie played by Maniscalco who struggles to survive the impending legalization of sports gambling, increasingly unstable clients, family, co-workers, and a lifestyle that throws him curveballs from every corner. Lorre, who is directing the first episode is also the executive producer through his company Chuck Lorre Productions which has a standing deal with WBTV. How to Be a Bookie is currently under production. Details about Charlie Sheen’s role are yet to be revealed.

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Charlie Sheen’s Public Spat With Chuck Lorre In A Nutshell

Despite collaborating on one of the most successful sitcoms on television for 8 years, producer Chuck Lorre and actor Charlie Sheen had a very public fallout which saw the star’s contract with the show being permanently terminated. Their relationship came to an abrupt end in the spring of 2011 when Sheen’s public meltdown and caustic verbal attacks on Lorre led to his firing. Sheen spared no words when he referred to Lorre as a turd, a maggot, and a clown among other abuses. The Three Musketeers star went on to sue Lorre and WBTV for 100 million dollars for wrongful termination of his contract. This lawsuit was ultimately settled to both parties’ satisfaction.

Ashton Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men

Following this, Charlie Sheen was replaced by Ashton Kutcher in Two and a Half Men and the actor minced no words in his brutal takedown of the show and his replacement. Sheen was quoted to have said,

I’m tired of lying. I’m tired of pretending the show didn’t suck. I’m tired of pretending Ashton didn’t suck.”

After this caustic criticism, Sheen regretted his words and went on to apologize to Ashton Kutcher in a letter that was posted online. The star also took responsibility for his actions involving Chuck Lorre and Two and a Half Men.


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Source: Deadline



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