Charlie Sheen to be subject of Bio Channel special

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 21, 2011 2:09 PM

By Lacey Rose

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) Like cable network TLC and numerous other channels, the BIO channel is getting in on the Charlie Sheen saga.

The AETN-owned network will roll out a one-hour special, "Charlie Sheen: Bad Boy on the Edge," on March 20 at 9 p.m.

Similar to rival TLC's entry, which will air an hour later on the same evening, the Bio effort will include news footage from a network sit-down (in this case, ABC's "20/20" interview) as well as interviews with friends and experts. Among the latter: adult film actress Capri Anderson, Bret Michaels and Danny Bonaduce.

It will chronicle the ups and downs —focusing, of course, on the most recent down— of Sheen's 30-year career, which includes his firing from CBS' top-rated comedy, "Two and a Half Men."

With nearly hourly updates to the Sheen-a-palooza coming from Twitter, Ustream and legal meetings taking place behind closed doors, the special's producers (Stage 3 Entertainment's Steve Cipollone, Kelly Ryan and Jordan Schwart) have their work cut out for them.

(Editing by Zorianna Kit)