Charlie Sheen not going to HBO

An HBO spokesperson confirmed to EW that the cable network has no deal in place to do a new show with Charlie Sheen. During one of the actor’s strange rants on Thursday, he texted Radaronline and said he plans to move to HBO and star in a program that will be “epic” and feature “all types of guests and we will focus on the truth and the absurd!”

He also claimed his new show, dubbed Sheen’s Corner, would pay him $5 million an episode. He currently earns $1.2 million an episode for headlining Two and A Half Men.

Even if Sheen were lucky enough to land a show any place else, he remains under contract with Warner Bros. TV through a ninth season of Two and A Half Men. He won’t be paid for the remainder of Men’s current season now that production has been suspended.

But why on earth did Sheen land on a network like HBO? It’s likely the actor — who’s making all these statements while vacationing in the Bahamas — chose the premium network because it’s the polar opposite of CBS and is considered a haven for creative freedom.

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  • AltDave

    I was just listening to a recording of Sheen’s appearance on Alex Jone’s radio show yesterday. He sounded like a total wacko!

    • Bluto

      What’s going to be priceless is when Robert Downey, Jr gets an Oscar nom for playing Charlie Sheen. I can’t wait.

      • Kiki

        But you can’t win an Oscar for playing full-on Charlie Sheen. ;-)

  • TQB

    Why are we dissecting what was obviously an insane rant? Did we seriously consider whether Britney had a thing against umbrellas?

    • UGH

      I thought that was Rhianna.

      • TQB

        Not the song, the time she attacked a car. It was right after she shaved her head.

      • Jeff C.

        Funny enough though, The Dream originally wrote “Umbrella” and offered to have Britney sing it but she turned it down and Rihanna sang it.

      • hihi

        hihi, that was funny.

  • Sheli

    I’d be one that cancelled my HBO if he were to get a show there. I’d even miss True Blood if I had to, and I am looking forward to Game of Thrones, but I won’t watch any network that gives him any work at this point.

    • Julie

      Here’s a cookie

  • KC

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire.

  • cathy

    I have always loved “Two and a Half Men” but Charlie is not the only one that makes it work. How selfish to cut the rest of the actors and employees out of their jobs because he is arrogant. Good luck finding another gig like this with your track record. Charlie Sheen maybe he should look up Lindsay Lohan. Really tired of hearing about both of them.

    • “I have always loved “Two and a Half Men””


    • Laura Bretz

      In TOTAL agreement with you.

    • downtown diva

      Conchata Ferrell (sic) and Angus T. Jones are my main reasons for continuing to watch this show. Last season when there was news that Sheen wanted out, it was suspected that he was just angling for a pay raise which may have been true since he did ultimately agree to return for the current season. Now the current season is apparently over, but this could have been prevented by sending Charlie Harper to a residential rehab facility somewhere and let Berta run the household for the season. Maybe the rest of the season could be salvaged if the writers were to adopt such an angle.

  • Rolo Tomasi

    The producer for Major League 3 said he wouldn’t hire Sheen right now either even though there was a part written for him

    • John

      I think it would be Major League 4

    • Natalie

      No, it is actually in pre-production as Major League 3…they said that they aren’t counting “Back to the Minors” as part of the franchise since so many of the originals were not involved.

  • peppersax

    R.I.P Charlie Sheen……That’s where you’re headed.

  • Peter Jakes

    Charlie’s good friend, Bree Olson, had a meeting last week to discuss a reality series she and four other pornstars were pitching to HBO. The meeting was listed on her “Calendar” at her NSFW website. Subsequently the mention of HBO and other porstars was removed and it just said she was attending several business meetings. Based on her Tweets afterwards it seems she felt things went well.

    Perhaps this is why Charlie mentioned HBO.

    • Heidi

      Well, it sounds like his “good friend” threw him out with the bathwater and is happy to get a show without him. Even porn stars have to distance themselves from Charlie now!

  • Don Alex

    I think he was probably flashing on the Bill Maher show in his coke-addled brain, thinking that a network who would have someone so “politically incorrect” would have him too. The difference is, Maher limits his drug use to marijuana, and he’s sane.

  • Eddiehaskell

    I would say this reminds me of a manic bipolar episode if I ever saw one. I wonder if the reason he ever got on drugs was to self medicate his crazy.

    • Diane

      Or DTs. They can produce hallucinations and paranoia. If he went cold turkey on multiple drugs with no help I bet he’s in the middle of a major physical reaction right now.

  • Chris

    Charlie doesn’t realize that his TV production company and HBO are both owned by Warner Bros. So there is no way he could be in negotiations within the same company!!

  • J Lang

    This Sheen fellow seems to be pre-occupied with himself. He should get a life and realize there are many of us who could care less if he ever appeared on the screen again…. what an absolute dork!!

  • rogue

    Charlie Sheen is a looser. He certainly is giving his children some fine examples to look forward to reading about when they get older. Grow up Charlie and start thinking of something more than your ego.

  • Mad_Andy

    Perfect show format for HBO: “The Charlie Sheen and Muammar Ghadaffi Show” Listen to two total nutcases ramble on nonsensically for one whole hour. You’ll love them, you’ll hate them, but most of all you’ll laugh at them.

    • denise

      Funny and true!

  • cn

    if that radio guy, alex jones, was truly sheen’s friend, he would NOT have aired it. sheen has what sounds like a schizophrenic psychotic break or on drugs. Either way, alex shot him financially forever!!!

    • Sue1

      Sheen loaded the gun, fired the gun, and has been left to clean up his own mess.

      • Heidi

        Plus Alex IS a radio guy and he would probably have been fired had he refused to play it. Alex is one of those guys who just tells people what they want to hear so they think he’s their friend. Those people are a dime a dozen in Hollywood.

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