For the past few weeks, Charlie Sheen has made a few amicable statements towards his former employers at CBS and Warner Brothers and there were even rumors that Sheen was in negotiations to return to the hit series. Rumors which Warner Brothers was quick to deny.
Now it seems that CBS and Warner Brothers may be ready to move on without him.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Two and A Half Men" creator, Chuck Loore is preparing a significant reboot of the series that would focus primarily on Jon Cryer's character in addition to a new character who would effectively take Sheen's place. Early speculation has linked Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Piven, Bob Saget and more to the potential role.
Although Lorre has not yet presented his plans for the show to either CBS or Warner Brothers, it is almost certain that "Two and A Half Men" will return for its ninth season.
Sheen is currently on the road with his "Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option," while also attempting to win the support of fans and his fellow cast members to pave the way for his eventual return. However, with the latest news, Sheen fired off a letter to TMZ.
"MY fans may tune in for a minute, but at the end of the day, no one cares about your feeble show without me," wrote Sheen. "Shame on you. Not even a phone call to the man that put you on the map. The man that put 500 million dollars in your pockets. You were on your way out of Warner Bros. with a buy out and a cup of cold coffee in your shaky and clammy hands. And then I walked into your office. And you created a show BASED ON MY AWESOME LIFE. I busted my ass for 8 years to support your vision."
"Your dream. In turn, it is my nightmare," continued Sheen. "You sad silly fool. A-hole p***y loser. Put on the gloves you low rent, nut-less sociopath; I’ll beat your chicken s*** soul in a court room into a state of gratitude. A state of surrender. Something you left at the door every time you blundered into the pathetic AA loser lounge."
After insinuating that Lorre was "A narcissist. A coward. A loser [and] a spineless rat," Sheen added "I’m out here with my fans every night. The message is crystal clear; NO CHARLIE SHEEN. NO SHOW. And that’s exactly what it will be for you and your desperate vanity cards, every Monday night, a no-show. The ratings right now are not a fluke. It’s a big fat mess. A 2.0 demo? That sucks. Almost as bad as you. You’ve been warned. Reap the whirl-wind you cockroach, reap it."
Needless to say, Sheen's latest rant makes his reconciliation with Lorre, CBS and Warner Brothers seem extremely unlikely.