Charlie Sheen Calls Chuck Lorre a 'Clown,' 'Lisa Ling' & 'Todd Margaret' Renewed and More
The targets this time? 'Two and a Half Men' creator Chuck Lorre, Alcoholics Anonymous and ... Thomas Jefferson?
Yep. When Sheen called into 'The Alex Jones Show' this morning, he said the founding father is a [insert euphemism for kitty cat here], A.A. is a "cult," and Lorre is a "clown."
On Lorre: "Last I checked, [Lorre], I spent close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write. Clearly someone who believes he's above the law."
In other TV news ...
• The Oscars are quite comfortable at their ABC home, thankyouverymuch. The award show to end all award shows just re-upped its contract with the network until 2020. [Deadline]
• One 'True Blood' vampire is coming back from the undead-dead. Allan Hyde, the actor otherwise known as suicidal vampire Godric, will return in season 4. We're betting it's in flashbacks, otherwise the show would have a lot of 'splaining to do regarding its re-writing of vampire mythology. (Godric killed himself by burning up in sunlight in season 2.) [TV Line]
• OWN wants to explore Lisa Ling's America some more. The network renewed 'Our America With Lisa Ling' for six more episodes. [The Hollywood Reporter]
• IFC can't get enough David Cross. The network announced today that it has renewed the comedian's show, 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,' for a second season. It's scheduled to premiere in July. [Deadline]
• Turns out the 18–49 ratings behemoth that is 'Glee' couldn't quite be toppled by 'NCIS.' Though preliminary ratings had the CBS procedural beating out Fox's musical comedy, it turns out the two shows tied with a 4.4 each. [THR]
• Three more actors landed prime spots in this season's batch of pilots. Michelle Borth will star in ABC's 'Combat Hospital,' 'Glory Daze' actor Chris D'Elia will play the male lead in NBC's untitled Whitney Cummings comedy and Amaury Nolasco will head up the ABC comedy 'Work It.' [Deadline]