Charlie Sheen Has Made Up With “Two And A Half Men” Creator Chuck Lorre And They’re Working On A New TV Show Together
Before there was Kanye West, Hollywood’s designated unhinged mess was Charlie Sheen. It was a calmer, simpler time when Charlie was taking up all the space on the internet and social media with his talk of warlocks, tiger blood, Adonis DNA, and non-stop winning. Winning what exactly? We still don’t know. And during that time, like a real “winner,” he was fired off his comfy $1.25 million per episode sitcom job after falling out with Two And A Half Men creator Chuck Lorre back in 2011. Now after 12 years, they have decided to put their feud in the past for the sake of their ART… or a check. Deadline reports Charlie and Chuck are back together and working on Chuck’s new comedy series for HBO Max, How to Be a Bookie.
Charlie Sheen starred in Two And A Half Men for eight seasons, which got him four Emmy nominations and made him the highest-paid actor on TV. But then his mouth, antics, and antisemitism against Chuck Lorre cost him the gig, and he was replaced by Ashton Kutcher. According to People:
At the time, Sheen was facing a series of personal struggles, but a decade after his departure, Sheen said he regretted the way in which he behaved. In a bitter public feud with Lorre, Sheen hurled antisemitic insults and called the sitcom creator a “turd” and a “clown.”
“There was 55 different ways for me to handle that situation, and I chose number 56,” he told Yahoo! Entertainment in February 2021. “And so, you know, I think the growth for me post-meltdown or melt forward or melt somewhere — however you want to label it — it has to start with absolute ownership of my role in all of it,” Sheen explained. “And it was desperately juvenile.”
After Charlie’s ass was fired, he filed a $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre. They reportedly settled for $25 million. And now, the tiger blood-filled warlock and the “turd clown” have made nice.
Charlie will play a recurring role in Chuck Lorre’s How To Be A Bookie, starring Sebastian Maniscalco. via Deadline:
In How To Be a Bookie, co-written by Lorre and Nick Bakay, a veteran bookie (Maniscalco) 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.
Omar J. Dorsey, Jorge Garcia, Andrea Anders, Vanessa Ferlito, and Maxim Swinton also star. Lorre, who is directing the first episode, executive produces through his Chuck Lorre Productions and its overall deal with WBTV alongside Bakay, Maniscalco, Judi Marmel and Andy Tennant, who is directing multiple episodes. The series is currently in production.
This is some “art imitates life” shit since hiring Charlie Sheen is the gamble of gambles. And this is probably going to end well, and by that, I mean it might end with a puddle of tiger blood from Charlie and Chuck scratching each other’s faces off.