Charlie Sheen may have just been booted from his hit show, but its producers already are shopping around for his replacement, according to published reports.
Sheen, 45, was fired from CBS' "Two and a Half Men" Monday for his wild behavior, and producer Chuck Lorre’s office has contacted actor Rob Lowe, 46, about taking over, TMZ.com reported yesterday.
Reps for Lowe, who has a gig on NBC's "Park and Recreation," declined to comment.
If Sheen is replaced, he may still take in his $2 million per episode salary because of a so-called “Michael J. Fox” clause in his contract, which means he could still get paid even if he's not on the show, TMZ said. The network said the contract has been nullified because Sheen was fired for cause.
Yesterday, Sheen also took a shot at his former co-star Jon Cryer, 45, telling E! Online: "Jon has not called me. He’s a turncoat, a traitor, a troll. … When I'm starring in multimillion-dollar films and he's begging me for a supporting role, I'll say, 'You left me out in the cold with all of your guilt and stupidity."
A source close to Cryer told the site that he has reached out to Sheen, but has declined to comment publicly.
Meanwhile, a Los Angeles court date yesterday was postponed again for Sheen and his soon-to-be ex-wife Brooke Mueller, 33. The pair will try to avoid a court battle for custody their 23-month-old twin sons because they don't want to prolong the nasty dispute, RadarOnline.com said.
“A public all-out war between Charlie and Brooke will be devastating to both,” a source told the website. “They each have so much dirt on the other it’s amazing."
CBS, Warner Bros. and Sheen's reps declined to comment.