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TLC is getting into the Charlie Sheen business.
The Discovery-owned cable channel, famous for putting on shows like Jon & Kate Plus Eight and Sarah Palin’s Alaska, has ordered an hour-long documentary entitled Charlie Sheen: On the Brink. It will chronicle the very public unraveling of the recently-fired Two and a Half Men actor’s career and public image.
With behind-the-scenes footage and brand-new expert commentary, including MacKenzie Phillips discussing life as a celebrity who has dealt with drugs and recovery, the show takes viewers inside Sheen’s home and examines the relationships with the women in his life and his children. The special will also highlight other celebrity meltdowns that have captured public attention and offer insight into what drives this bizarre behavior.
The special, which is being produced in association with NBC News, is slated to air on March 20 at 10 pm (EST).
It is expected to include news footage from Sheen’s 24-7 media blitz, as well as original interviews on the actor’s rise and fall.
In the meantime, Sheen – who is currently suing Warner Bros. Television and Men co-creator Chuck Lorre for $100 million – surely will continue to provide fodder for the network’s cameras through his growing Twitter feed (2.5 million followers and counting), frequent webcasts and planned tour.
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