Chuck Lorre has no plans to bring back fired actor, according to report
A mooted relaunch of Two And A Half Men will not involve Charlie Sheen, it has been reported.
The show is set to be rebooted by US network CBS in May following Sheen‘s sacking earlier this year, according to Hollywoodreporter.com.
It had been rumoured that the controversial star was set to be offered his old job back on the show, which was America’s top-rated sitcom.
However, ‘sources’ close to series co-creator Chuck Lorre told the magazine that the reboot would include a significant role for current star Jon Cryer a new yet-to-be-cast character.
Since being fired earlier this year, Sheen has announced plans to sue Lorre and Warner Bros for $100 million (£60 million).
NBC News‘ Jeff Rossen claimed last month that Sheen was set to be offered his old job back on the show.
Writing at Twitter.com/jessrossen, he explained: “Sources close to Charlie Sheen tell NBC News [that] CBS has offered him his job back. Discussions ongoing. Not a done deal.”
He continued: “Per my sources: CBS is happy to to have Charlie Sheen back on show… if Warner Bros, Chuck Lorre and Sheen can settle differences.”