With Charlie Sheen no longer attached as its main star, Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre is said to be developing a Sheen-free version of the hit CBS comedy, THR reports. The reboot would center on an expanded role for co-star Jon Cryer along with the casting of a new character:
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that series co-creator Chuck Lorre has hatched an idea to reboot the Warner Bros-produced sitcom with a new creative direction that does not involve Sheen, who was fired from the series in March. Lorre is said to have presented close associates and Men co-star Jon Cryer with the plan, and the studio and network are aware of his intentions. According to an insider, Lorre has told Cryer this reboot would involve a significant role for him and the introduction of a new, yet-to-be-cast character.