) -- Producer Chuck Lorre is reportedly reworking the script for the popular comedy sitcom 'Two and a Half Men' in order to continue production without Charlie Sheen in the cast.

Lorre has told Sheen's former 'Men' co-star Jon Cryer that he's planning to relaunch the show,

according to The Hollywood Reporter

, which cited unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

Lorre also indicated to Cryer that he would have a more significant role in the reboot, and that he is planning to introduce a new, yet-to-be-cast character to the show.

Sheen, who is suing Lorre and

Time Warner's


Warner Bros. for $100 million, has

said that there is a chance that he could be returning to the show

sometime in the near future.



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and Warner Bros. TV haven't mentioned any discussions with the actor, and according to


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, sources are adamant that Sheen will not be invited back.

It has not yet been made clear whether the sitcom will return for a ninth season, but many reports expect that the show will eventually be back.

Two sources apparently told


that a midseason relaunch of the show is more likely than a fall return.


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