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Charlie Sheen to get new TV show

Ex-'Two And A Half Men' star signs deal with Lionsgate

Charlie Sheen to get new TV show

Charlie Sheen could be back on the small screen sooner rather than later.

According to reports, the former star of Two And A Half Men has signed a deal with Lionsgate Television to create a brand new TV show that will air on a cable network in the US. A number of networks are said to be already bidding for the show.

Sheen was fired from Two And A Half Men in March, following a series of bizarre and bitter rants, which included attacks on executive director Chuck Lorre.

"Charlie has inked a deal with Lionsgate Television to create and star in a new sitcom," a source told "Charlie's character will be very similar to the one he played on Two And A Half Men, however the show will be a lot racier."

Lionsgate has agreed to produce 10 episodes, with an option for 90 more depending on the viewing figures. Sheen would potentially earn more than the $2million per-episode he received for Two And A Half Men as he would also be one of the show's creators.


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