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19th Apr 2023

Charlie Sheen reunites with creator of Two and a Half Men 12 years after fallout

Charlie Herbert

Charlie Sheen reunites with two and a half men creator

The pair worked together for eight years on Two and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen is reportedly set to be star in the new series Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, 12 years after the pair had a dramatic fallout.

Sheen was one of the biggest actors in the world at the height of his popularity, earning around $1.8 million per episode of Two and a Half Men.

He worked alongside Lorre for eight year on the show, and earned four Emmy nominations for his performance as Charlie Harper.

But he was fired from the show in March 2011 after being openly critical of Lorre in a number of interviews.

At the time, Sheen had also been struggling with drug addiction.

He was written out from the show with an explanation that he had died off screen and was replaced by Ashton Kutcher.

What followed was a pretty public meltdown from Sheen, and him launching a $100 million lawsuit against Lorre and WBTV.

This was eventually settled and Sheen has since voiced his regret with how he handled things.

Lorre and Sheen worked together for eight years on Two and a Half Men (Getty)

It seems him and Lorre have mended their relationship though, with Sheen set to feature in Lorre’s new project.

Deadline reports that Sheen will star in the writer’s upcoming comedy series How to Be a Bookie.

The show will follow “veteran bookie (Maniscalco)” as he “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.”

It is also set to star Sebastian Maniscalco, and is being made for HBO Max.

In 2021, Sheen admitted there were “55 different” better ways he could have dealt with his departure from Two and a Half Men, describing himself as “desperately juvenile.”

He told Yahoo! News: “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.

“And it was desperately juvenile.”

This was after he had taken responsibility for the falling out with Lorre, saying in 2018 that he wanted to “mend” things with him.

The year before this, he had labelled Lorre “the most miserable f***ing douchebag” and “the most talentless f***ing sack of sh*t of f***ing stupid this side of La Brea” in an outburst on Australian radio.

How to Be a Bookie is currently in production so may not be ready for a while yet, but here’s hoping Sheen and Lorre can capture some of the magic they have in the past.

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