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Charlie Sheen Inks Deal For New Sitcom – Stands To Make More Money Than Ever!

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Jun. 27 2011, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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by Radar Staff

He may be minus his two Goddesses now but Charlie Sheen has proved that he is still winning!

The embattled star has inked a deal for a new sitcom with Lionsgate Television and with a bidding war underway he is set to make more money than ever, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

"Charlie has inked a deal with Lionsgate Television to create and star in a new sitcom,” an insider tells RadarOnline. “Charlie's character will be very similar to the one he played on Two And a Half Men, however the show will be a lot racier.

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"Networks and cable are bidding on the show right now, with TBS being the front runner. TBS recently expanded their comedy division with the acquisition of The Conan O'Brien Show after his fall out with NBC. Plus cable makes more sense because it offers more creative freedom," our insider explains. "In other words the show can be raunchier and more outrageous, which is perfect for Charlie!

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"Charlie will make less upfront which is a plus for Lionsgate...this way Lionsgate is less at risk of losing money should the show flop or should Charlie have some sort of  meltdown.

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"It’s still a risk but the risk is worth it because so many people are interested in Charlie and his wacky life...they are bound to watch the show," our insider says.

Lionsgate has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series including Mad Men, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Blue Mountain State and Tyler Perry's House Of Payne.

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Lionsgate Television also plans to release Charlie's nationwide live stage performances, My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option shows.

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