Chuck Lorre is reportedly back in business with Charlie Sheen, a dozen-plus years after the latter’s final appearance on Two and a Half Men.
Sheen of course co-starred alongside Jon Cryer on Lorre’s Two and a Half Men for the first eight seasons of the CBS hitcom, earning three Emmy nominations before an infamous public meltdown led to his contract being terminated in 2011.
But now, our sister site Deadline is reporting that Sheen will have a recurring role on How to Be a Bookie, a single-camera HBO Max comedy co-written by Lorre (The Big Bang Theory) and Nick Bakay (Mom, Young Sheldon), and starring comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.
In the eight-episode comedy, which was ordered to series last October, “a veteran bookie struggles to survive the impending legalization of sports gambling, increasingly unstable clients, family, co-workers, and a lifestyle that bounces him around every corner of Los Angeles, high and low.”
There are no details at this time on Sheen’s recurring role. (Neither the streamer nor production studio commented on Deadline’s report.)
Sheen is also to set to star/play himself in Ramble On, a potential series set in Hollywood from Entourage creator Doug Ellin. The scripted dramedy, which has no network attached yet, is said to be follow “Hollywood veterans looking to reinvent their voices alongside up-and-comers looking to establish their own.”
It makes no sense to me to write an article like this that doesn’t include Sheen’s history of racist rants and many accusations of domestic and sexual violence. Do those things not matter if it’s been a number of years since he’s been in the news?
So by your logic, any mention of any actor in a TVLine article should be followed by a recap anything they’ve ever done wrong?
Seems like an odd expectation to me.
Was “before an infamous public meltdown led to his contract being terminated in 2011” which includes a link to more information on the subject, edited in after your complaint or did you gloss over it?
I’m surprised they made up.
Wow. Time and money heals all wounds. I was on set when the crisis and incident management teams were running around all day trying to deal with the fallout from Charlie’s spiral and attacks on Chuck. This business is crazy.
What do you think happen that made them made up?
Just a guess but maybe Charlie sobered up. That or money. Could be because it’s a shorter season vs 2AHM, Maybe Charlie felt he could manage that type of schedule.
I’ll watch it just to see what happens. I agree his past behavior shouldn’t be ignored though.
It’s going to be interesting.
Charlie Sheen has kept a really low profile for quite a while but this really surprises me. Obviously Chuck Lorre thinks Charlie deserves a second chance or he knows more than we do. Their collaboration is really out of left field😲 to me at least.
Does Charlie still have Tiger Blood?!
Disaster waiting to happen
This actually sounds like a good show. But a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show would be even better.
I am one of Charlie Sheen’s biggest fans; still watch all the TAAHM reruns. His off-color humor always cracked me up. Back when people were allowed to laugh and didn’t take everything personally. Remember those days?
Yes, when bigots weren’t held accountable and other bigots LOVED shared bigotry and laughing at anyone they deemed less than.
Sounds like things never changed for you, eh? ;)
This is just a reminder that some people find it hard to stay out of an abusive relationship.
Wow! Sudden chill in the air. Feels like hell just froze over.