Charlie Sheen Reunites With Two And A Half Men Creator For New Series

Charlie Sheen may have a Hollywood resurgence on the horizon as the troubled actor recently met with Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre to discuss a new series.

By Lyndon Nicholas | Updated

Celebrities are known for having famous pals: the lifelong friendship between Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Mcguire is a prime example of a duo known for intertwined careers and social lives. One duo that had an infamous falling out was actor Charlie Sheen and director Chuck Lorre, but this could soon change. According to an article from Deadline, Charlie Sheen is reuniting with Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre for a new comedy series.

Charlie Sheen has been cast in a recurring role in the Max comedy series How To Be a Bookie. The series is Chuck Lorre’s first comedy with Max and is a single-camera comedy starring American stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. The series will chronicle an LA veteran bookie as he struggles with family, clients, co-workers, and the sport of gambling. 

Chuck Lorre is probably one of the premiere creators of sitcoms of all time and has worked on recognizable series such as Roseanne, Cybill, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and The Kominsky Method. Charlie Sheen will be joined in the new series by Maniscalco, Omar J. Dorsey, Jorge Garcia, Andrea Anders, Vanessa Ferlito, and Maxim Swinton in starring roles.

Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre first worked together on the set of the sitcom Two and a Half Men beginning in 2003. Charlie Sheen starred in the series for its first eight seasons, during which time he saw commercial and critical success. 

Charlie Sheen’s time on Two and a Half Men came to a halt in the Spring of 2011, when the actor had an infamous and very public fallout with Chuck Lorre. During this time, he made a number of negative comments about Lorre and the series, which eventually led to his firing. 

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After his dismissal, Charlie Sheen had a concerning and highly publicized meltdown which included concerning behavior like suggesting he was a warlock and had tiger blood. This, coupled with multiple stints in rehab, lifelong drug and alcohol abuse, multiple accusations of troublingly abusive behavior from all three of his ex-wives, and an accusation of sexual assault from The Lost Boys co-star Corey Haim, shifted the public’s view of the actor.

Charlie Sheen was replaced on Two and a Half Men by Ashton Kutcher for the show’s final four seasons. Two and a Half Men ended in 2015 after 12 seasons and 262 episodes.  

Outside of his work on Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen was known for a number of roles, including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Hot Shots!, and Major League. He has starred in a number of films directed by Oliver Stone, including the war drama Platoon and Wall Street, in which he starred alongside his father Martin Sheen. Charlie Sheen is also the younger brother of The Breakfast Club’s Emilio Estevez.

After his time on Two and a Half Men, Sheen starred in the FX series Anger Management but has been relatively quiet on the acting front recently. Sheen’s career has certainly shifted, but the star is poised for a possible resurgence after being attached to the dramedy project Ramble On and this latest news about How to Be a Bookie. Although Charlie Sheen has long been a controversial figure in Hollywood, viewers may be seeing more of the often-maligned star.