Ok, Charlie Sheen continues to bomb away on his tour. Yesterday, lawyers for Warner Bros. sent him a letter saying there was no chance Sheen was coming back to “Two a Half Men.” Not happening. Sheen’s lawyer, Marty Singer, countered that was “ridiculous” and there have been talks. Hmmm…My sources say that Warner’s, CBS, and Chuck Lorre are cooking up a replacement character and talking to new actors.
It won’t be easy, but come July, when the show resumes shooting, my guess is that Jon Cryer will open the door to a long lost brother or cousin. An explanation? “Charlie’s in Alaska at a sex colony.” End of story. Yes, “Bewitched” changed Darrins. More recently, Shannen Doherty was replaced by Rose McGowan on “Charmed.” She was a new sister. Shannen’s character was never mentioned again. On a cult show called “Unhappily Ever After,” they killed off the mom and turned her into a ghost. Characters on shows like “ER” and “NYPD Blue” were killed off and replaced quite often. The question is now — who will be cast? An existing star? An up-and-comer? A new face?
Charlie doesn’t seem to be getting the message. The tour was a bust last night in Toronto, with more booing and boozing. With every new appearance comes the declining chance that CBS will take him back. Stop now, before it’s really too late.