Thursday's series finale of "Two and a Half Men" may have to win without Charlie Sheen, according to a new report.
Talks for Sheen to return to the sitcom - from which he was famously sacked in 2011 - "just didn't go anywhere," according to a report at the gossip site Radaronline.com.
"The two sides were unable to come to an agreement about how Charlie's return would be handled," an anonymous source was quoted as saying.
Representatives for CBS and Warner Bros., which makes the series, did not immediately respond to Showtracker's requests for comment.
Such a return would test the writers' creativity, as they killed off Sheen's character, incorrigible playboy Charlie Harper, back in Season 9, shortly after the mercurial actor exited the show and was replaced by Ashton Kutcher.
There could also be some lingering bad feelings. Sheen, after all, publicly dissed his boss, executive producer Chuck Lorre, as a "clown" and called costar Jon Cryer "a traitor and a troll." But that was back in the days when Sheen gave maniacal interviews in which he spoke of "winning" and being "a rock star from Mars." He's simmered down a bit since then.
What do you think of Sheen? Will you watch the "Men" finale?