He’s lost his goddesses. He got fired from Two and a Half Men and has had a wishy-washy Torpedo of Truth tour, but Charlie Sheen has a new sitcom in the works that is rumored to make him MORE money than “Men” ever did. Masheen is still winning.
You hear that potential goddesses? Get in now while the getting is good! Masheen has a job.
Lionsgate Television is taking a chance on Charlie Sheen by offering Masheen a ton of money to star in a sitcom of his own. An insider told Radaronline.com that “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, however the show will be a lot racier.
The source adds, “Networks and cable are bidding on the show right now, with TBS being the front runner. TBS recently expanded their comedy division with the acquisition of The Conan O’Brien Show after his fall out with NBC. Plus cable makes more sense because it offers more creative freedom. In other words the show can be raunchier and more outrageous, which is perfect for Charlie! 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!”
But apparently he won’t be getting paid the two million per episode that he received with Two and a Half Men quite yet.
Lionsgate is still being cautious. The source added, “Charlie will make less upfront which is a plus for Lionsgate…this way Lionsgate is less at risk of losing money should the show flop or should Charlie have some sort of meltdown. It’s still a risk but the risk is worth it because so many people are interested in Charlie and his wacky life…they are bound to watch the show.” Um, duh.
Here’s hoping that Masheen jumps aboard the sober train because this may be his last chance for proving himself.
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