Rumors of Charlie Sheen’s return to television have once again surfaced. Radar Online has reported that Sheen has completed a deal for a sitcom with Lionsgate Television. A new Sheen sitcom would probably be hot property, so it is not surprise that it has allegedly spurred a bidding war among networks including TBS. However, the sitcom may never happen.
A representative for Lionsgate, which produces Showtime’s Weeds and AMC’s Mad Men, refused to comment on the report. A TBS spokesperson denied that the network is about to return Sheen to TV.
“TBS is not in discussions for a possible project with Charlie Sheen,” said the rep.
So is Charlie Sheen, now single and with no goddesses by his side, still winning?
An insider who refused to be named supposedly told Radar Online, “Charlie has inked a deal with Lionsgate Television to create and star in a new sitcom. Charlie’s character will be very similar to the one he played on Two and a Half Men. But the show will be a lot racier.”
“Lionsgate Television will produce the show. They have committed to ten episodes up front with the option to pick-up and produce 90 more episodes if the ratings prove to be successful. This means the sitcom could be on TV for 8 years, which is a long time! It also means that Charlie will make more money than ever before!”
Radar Online is also reporting today that Lionsgate Television plans to release Charlie’s nationwide live stage performances of his “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option” shows.
It sounds interesting. But is it ever going to happen?