Warner Bros. denies talks with Sheen on "Men"

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Posted: Apr 14, 2011 4:12 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Charlie Sheen has had no discussions with producers about returning to his hit TV show "Two and A Half Men" and there will be none in the future, Warner Bros. Television said on Thursday.

The wayward actor was fired from the top-rated CBS comedy in March after he publicly criticized both the studio and series co-creator Chuck Lorre.

Sheen, currently on a bizarre one-man theater tour of North America, claimed this week he was in talks with his former bosses about a possible return.

"Those statements are false. As you know, there have been no discussions, there are no discussions and there will be no discussions, regarding his (Sheen's) returning to or having any involvement with the series," attorneys for Warner Bros. wrote in a letter to the actor's lawyer.

Warner Bros. and CBS have yet to say whether they will bring back "Two and a Half Men" in a different format or with a different star for the 2011-2012 season which starts in September.

The comedy, in which Sheen starred as a womanizing bachelor, was the highest-rated comedy on U.S. television with about 14 million regular viewers.

CBS is a unit of CBS Corp, and Warner Bros. Television is owned by Time Warner Inc.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; editing by Dean Gooodman)