Charlie's Sheen planned new sitcom Anger Management may not make it to the air, since no one is willing to sign on as the showrunner (the producer/writer in charge of day-to-day production).
Sheen's reputation for aggressive and bizarre behavior is to blame.
Everyone is afraid, a source told The Daily. And after what Charlie Sheen did to Chuck Lorre, can you blame them?
Sheen famously lashed out at the Two and a Half Men producer after he shut down production of the sitcom in February, as Sheen's mental health issues made it impossible for him to work. The actor fired off letters to TMZ, calling Lorre a contaminated little maggot who can't handle my power and can't handle the truth.
Sheen began publicly referring to Lorre as Chaim Levine (his birth name is Charles Levine); in one instance calling him a stupid, stupid little man and a p**sy punk that I'd never want to be like. Sheen evenutally sued the show's studio, Warner Brothers, for $100 million dollars, naming Lorre as a co-defendant.
Joe Roth, who produced the 2003 film Anger Management is spearheading efforts to adapt the movie into a Charlie Screen television vehicle. But he can't do it alone.
If the sitcom project comes to fruition, Sheen would take on the role of an aggressive, hot-tempered therapist, which was played by Jack Nicholson in the movie version. Adam Sandler starred alongside him.
In May, CBS announced that Ashton Kutcher would be replacing Charlie Sheen in the next season of Two and a Half Men. The producers have not determined yet exactly how Charlie's character will leave the show, but the expectation is that he will be killed off in spectacular fashion.
[Source: The Daily]