Two and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen’s lawsuit against Warner Bros has been sent to arbitration by a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles.

The ruling is seen as a small loss for Sheen, who is suing the studio and Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre for more around US$100m in damages.

Sheen will no longer be able to present his case in open court.

However, Sheen’s attorney, Marty Singer, is still confident of a win for Sheen.

“We feel very confident our client will prevail in the case,” Singer said. “That’s what matters at the end of the day, it’s who wins and who loses, not who wins in the preliminary skirmishes.”

Source: Stuff

A return to television could be on for Charlie Sheen with reports he is in negotiations to feature in a new sitcom.

The former Two and a Half Men actor is said to be considering a “big offer” to front the new series according to TMZ.

It is believed the series has been written especially for Sheen and will not require a pilot episode.

Source: Digital Spy

Doctor Who renewed

Doctor Who has been renewed for a seventh season with Matt Smith returning as the Doctor. A BBC exec confirmed the news via Twitter, saying: “Doctor Who is returning. Fourteen new episodes have been commissioned with Matt Smith as The Doctor.”

Sheen ineligible for Emmys

Charlie Sheen will be ineligible for any awards at this year’s Emmys after failing to submit his name for consideration. The four-time nominee was given several opportunities to submit and even an extension but failed to do so on time.

Kevin Smith developing reality series

Clerks director Kevin Smith is developing a reality series for the AMC network in the US. A casting call has been sent out for “real people who live and breathe the comic book lifestyle”.

Donovan departing 90210

Trevor Donovan has announced his departure from 90210, confirming he will only return for five episodes in the show’s fourth season.

Modern Family leads Critics’ Choice nominations

Modern Family leads the nominations for the upcoming Critics’ Choice television Awards with a total of six nominations. Mad Men has picked up five nominations with Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife and Justified each receiving four nods.

Joe Rogan wanted as Fear Factor host

American network NBC is looking to reinstate Joe Rogan as the host of the new Fear Factor series. The network announced last week that they would be re-launching the reality series five years after it was last seen.

Sheen’s character will not be killed off

Reports are suggesting that Charlie Sheen’s Two and a Half Men character will not be killed off to make way for Ashton Kutcher but instead will relocate to Paris. Producers will reportedly use Sheen’s final scenes as Charlie Harper to explain his absence from the sitcom.

Scherzinger officially replacing Cole

Nicole Scherzinger has been officially confirmed as the new judge on the American version of The X Factor, replacing Cheryl Cole. The judging panel will now comprise of Scherzinger, Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul.

Parsons to guest on iCarly

The Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons will make a guest appearance on Nickelodeon series iCarly. The actor, who plays Sheldon Cooper on the sitcom, will take on the role of a psychiatric patient on the teen series.

Two and a Half Men not up for Emmys

Two and a Half Men showrunners have decided not to submit the show for consideration for the 2011 Emmy Awards. The series was eligible for the ‘Outstanding Comedy Series’ category but will not be considered due to the controversy surrounding the series and Charlie Sheen.

Cougar Town looking for name change

Cougar Town may be set for a name change for good with showrunner Bill Lawrence raising the issue once again. Lawrence claims the show needs a revamp as its title is off-putting to viewers since “the title suggest a show they would hate.”

Doctor Who to do without Daleks

Doctor Who executive producer says he has decided to give the Daleks “a rest” for a while in the show’s current season. He says: “They aren’t going to make an appearance for a while… We thought it was about time to give them a rest.”

Hilton ending reality series

Thankfully, Paris Hilton had decided to lay to rest her My New BFF reality series after three seasons of hunting for a best friend all over the world. Hilton said: “I’ve been offered to do it everywhere but I feel like I’ve really grown up and the show is something that was really fun but I’m 30 years old now and I feel like I’ve moved on from that show.”

Ashton Kutcher has tweeted his first Two and A Half Men cast photo with Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones.

The Charlie Sheen replacement took to the stage for the recent CBS 2011 Upfront with his new castmates, telling the audience: “I got the best job in showbiz, and I’m excited.”

No plot details were revealed regarding Kutcher’s character on the sitcom but the former That ‘70s Show actor said in a statement: “I can’t replace Charlie Sheen but I’m going to work my a** off to entertain the hell out of people!”

Source: TV Squad

Off The Map axed

New Zealander Martin Henderson will be looking for a new job following the cancellation of his new medical drama series Off The map. The series ran for only one season.

Sheen happy with Kutcher replacement

Charlie Sheen believes  that Ashton Kutcher is the right man to replace him on Two and a Half Men, tweeting over the weekend: “#Winning Congrats to the cast and crew…CBS & WB..! My best to @aplusk [Kutcher]!! The show must go on… You got the right guy! c (sic).”

Brothers and Sisters axed

Brothers and Sisters has been officially axed by ABC in the US, alongside V and No Ordinary Family.

Charlie’s Angels picked up

The Charlie’s Angels reboot has been picked up by ABC for a series order. The pilot featured Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh and Rachael Taylor as the three lead characters.

$#*! My Dad Says cancelled

New comedy series $#*! My Dad Says has been given the axe by NBC in the US after airing only 18 episodes.

The Hollywood Reporter is claiming sources have just confirmed that Ashton Kutcher will be replacing Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.

The actor is the latest to be linked to the role in the media but the HR is claiming Kutcher is the man who will be joining the sitcom.

Kutcher is reportedly putting the final touches on a deal that is all but signed.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Reports are suggesting Hugh Grant came close to signing a deal to appear on Two and A Half Men as a replacement for Charlie Sheen.

Deadline is claiming that the British actor was offered more than $1 million per episode to join the sitcom but he pulled out of negotiations due to creative differences. 

Several actors were linked to the series, including Rob Lowe and Jeremy Piven.

Source: Digital Spy

Blanchett to voice Family Guy character

Cate Blanchett has been confirmed to voice a character on Family Guy next year. It will be the actress’s first TV credit since 1995, when she appeared in an Australian miniseries called Bordertown.

The Firm series planned

American network NBC is reportedly looking at producing a TV series based on John Grisham’s novel The Firm. NBC is considering a full 22-episode season order for the legal thriller project.

Demi Moore signs production deal

Demi Moore has signed a multi-project deal with Lifetime network in the US, where she will develop two scripted dramas alongside a new interview series entitled The Conversation.

Two and a Half Men reboot?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre is planning to reboot the sitcom with another well-known actor replacing Charlie Sheen. The idea of a rotating roommate casting has also been suggested, where several actors would visit the show.