Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre, creator of Two and a Half Men, are apparently working on their first project together since Two and a Half Men.
According to Deadline, the actor, 57, will star alongside Sebastian Maniscalco in the 70-year-old television writer’s new comedy series, How to Be a Bookie.
The show will follow a veteran bookie (Maniscalco)’ as he struggles to survive the coming legalization of sports gambling, increasingly unstable clientele, family, co-workers, and a lifestyle that bounces him around every corner of Los Angeles, high and low.’
Their project appears to be the conclusion of their public fight, which began in 2011 when Charlie Sheen made anti-semantic remarks about Lorre.
In 2021, Charlie Sheen claimed that there were ’55 other’ and better ways to have handled his firing from Two and a Half Men than calling Lorre a ‘turd’ or a ‘clown.’
‘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,’ he told Yahoo! News. ‘And it was desperately juvenile.’
During an interview with The Today Show in 2018, Charlie Sheen admitted blame for their dramatic split and stated a wish to mend their relationship.
At the time, the father of five really’ wanted ‘to fix’ things with Lorre. ‘He lives nearby; I could easily go by and leave a note with my phone number under his door, which I should and will do.’
When asked about the possibility of a relaunch of the comedy series that made him the highest-paid actor on American television, he remarked, ‘It would be so amazing to reboot it.’
‘I am not knocking what they did when I left because that is really difficult to keep a show going when the main guy bails,’ he continued.
Charlie Sheen went on to say that what they created after his departure was ‘spectacular and it would be ‘awesome’ and ‘fantastic for the fans.’
CBS and Warner Brothers sacked Charlie for his behavior, and Ashton Kutcher replaced him.
Charlie seemed to have some ill will towards Chuck in a previous diatribe back in 2017, also on The Kyle And Jackie O program, ranting: ‘He’s the most miserable f*cking douchebag.’
At the time, he described himself as “the most talentless f*cking sack of sh*t of f*cking stupid this side of La Brea [a famous landmark in Los Angeles].”
Five years later, Lorre stated that ‘there were a couple of years’ when he ‘couldn’t watch’ Two and a Half Men because it ‘was too hurtful.’
‘I can enjoy them all now. You know, he did a brilliant job,’ he told Variety in June 2022, of being able to enjoy Charlie Sheen’s performances in the 177 episodes of their hit series, which aired between 2003 to 2011.
He went on to say, ‘The chemistry between him and Jon, Angus, and Holland Taylor.’