Charlie Sheen has reached out to Two and a Half Men about bringing back iconic playboy Charlie Harper for the 12th and final season. Sheen, who currently stars on FX’s Anger Management, told TV Guide magazine, “We’re trying to figure out what makes the most sense.” The actor was famously fired the monster CBS sitcom after making less-than-flattering remarks about creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre. Even before the public insults, he had caused a production halt when he entered rehab to deal with substance abuse problems. The show dealt with losing its high-profile star by killing off his character and filling the void with a billionaire played by Ashton Kutcher.
After several creative diversions, including a stand-up comedy tour and a Comedy Central roast, Charlie Sheen has been #winning. Anger Management had such a hot first season that the 10-90 deal show was picked up for syndication, as it is currently working through its 90-episode order. But Sheen is willing to pop back over to CBS for a little bit as a “tip of the hat to the fans.” He even figured out how to bring his character Charlie Harper back from the dead. “If [the showrunners] 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,” he offered. “If not, it’s on them.”
Things are still tense between Sheen and the show’s creator, though. “Ethereally we have [forgiven each other], personally we have not. At the end of the day, the guy’s a genius. Look at what he does. I don’t have to spend time with him anymore for him to be brilliant.” The tone is very different from the one he used several years ago to describe Lorre. “I wish him nothing but the best.” Sheen might have actually turned another cheek. I mean, he’s at least been tipping well.