Even though Charlie Sheen endorsed Rob Lowe, calling him “a beautiful actor,” to replace him on Two and a Half Men, it looks like the actor will not be able to take on the role as he is under contract with NBC’s Parks and Recreation.
Parks and Recreation executive producer Michael Schur was adamant that Rob could not take on the Men role, explaining during the Parks panel at Paley Fest, via The Hollywood Reporter, that the actor had a “multi-year contract” to remain on the comedy.
“It’s going to be hard,” Schur quipped about how Rob would take on both shows, adding “there’s no truth” to the rumors.
“The Internet lit a match and set itself on fire,” he said.
Rob wasn’t part of the panel because he was”looking at colleges with” his kids, Schur said, followed by another joke that he would have to now replace Scott Caan on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, another actor whose name was thrown into the Charlie replacement rumor mill.
Rob and John Stamos were the front-runners rumored to replace Charlie on the hit CBS sitcom.
Yesterday on The Dan Patrick Show, Charlie lauded Rob and basically endorsed him for the role.
“He’s a buddy of mine, he’s a beautiful man, a brilliant actor, and I hope he does it and kicks its ass because I still get [paid],” he told the radio host.
Who will be rumored next to take on the role? Are you sad Rob is out of the running?