With TV Guide reporting that former “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen is looking to return to the show, producer Warner Bros. Television is denying that it will happen, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
Sheen told TV Guide that he has approached the show with an idea about how he could return to the CBS comedy.
“I’ve reached out to them and they’ve reached back,” Sheen told the publication. “We’re trying to figure out what makes the most sense. If they figure it out like I’ve presented it to them and they want to include me in some final send-off, I’m available and I’m showing up early. If not, it’s on them.”
TV Guide notes that a return “would seem unlikely,” following Sheen’s departure in 2011, when he publicly criticized executive producer Chuck Lorre and CBS. He also sued Lorre, the network and Warner Bros. TV.
The TV Guide piece notes, “That’s why such a return is probably a pipe dream on Sheen’s part. He didn’t just burn a bridge with the show, he torched it. And indeed, insiders say there’s been no outreach from the show’s end, and caution not to take Sheen seriously.”
THR adds that CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler indicated back in July that CBS was not talking with Sheen about coming back on the show.
The THR story notes that Sheen “reached out to Lorre via Twitter in 2013, writing that he had an idea that the showrunner needed to hear ‘after I make amends to you and yours,’ adding that he planned to do so in person. (Lorre is not on Twitter.) Nothing came from the post.”