Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen appeared to once again garner the last laugh against his former employer, CBS Television, after Comedy Central announced July 5 that the cable network plans to air Mr. Sheen's roasting on the very same evening as Ashton Kutcher
debuts as Sheen's replacement on the hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men," according to The Hollywood Reporter
The "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen" will air on Monday, September 19 at 10 p.m. ET, just one hour after the Kutcher premiere on CBS' "Two and a Half Men."
"The juxtaposition comes courtesy of Comedy Central, which has signed Sheen as guest of honor for its next roast," Xfinity TV's Adam Buckman reported
Last week, the Washington Post reported
that Charlie Sheen had inked a deal for a new television sitcom, playing a character very much like the one Sheen portrayed on "Two and a Half Men."
But the Comedy Central roast may be another "winning" notch on Mr. Sheen's belt, particularly given the air date.
"You could say I've been providing kindling for this Roast for a while," Sheen said in the Comedy Central press release, according to People
. "It's time to light it up. It's going to be epic."
But Sheen had some advice for his replacement: "Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer ... Oh wait, so am I!! Enjoy the show America. Enjoy seeing a 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB...Enjoy planet Chuck [Lorre], Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there," he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.