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PopWatch Planner: Matt LeBlanc, Charlie Sheen, and Louis C.K. return for more

I don’t want to alarm you, but 2012 is almost half over. Fireworks are right around the corner, and then school starts up again. Before you know it, the kids will be moving out of the house, and you’re screaming at the neighbor’s kid whose Whiffle ball keeps landing in your yard. All we are is dust in the wind, man. Fortunately, some reliable TV friends are back to hold our hands through the rest of the summer. Matt LeBlanc checks back in, as “Matt LeBlanc” on Episodes. Louis C.K.’s show returns to FX better than ever and Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management debuts the same night, bookending Wilfred to form the first-ever comedy block where no one who watches the first show watches the last and vice versa. And tonight, Aaron Sorkin dives back into television with the ambitious Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels. So let’s try and enjoy this while we still can.

Sunday, June 24
The Newsroom premiere, HBO 10 p.m.

Aaron Sorkin’s new series about a cable news program has been so heavily anticipated, promoted, and analyzed that one almost feels pressured to have a definitive opinion about the show before it even premieres: Is it The West Wing or Studio 60? Tune in tonight to see whether it’s buzz or hype. You’ll be able to tell which by how the political Right and Left react on Monday morning. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen says David Chappelle is the reason he got fired from 'Men'

As we await the premiere of Charlie Sheen’s new FX show Anger Management, his new Playboy interview will keep us entertained. The best part of writer Eric Spitznagel’s Q&A, in which the actor dissects his public meltdown at length, is arguably the part where Sheen explains why he really ended up in the hospital the January before he was fired from Two and a Half Men. It wasn’t after he’d spent days partying and doing drugs, as tabloids reported and his employers allegedly believed — it was because he laughed too hard at a Dave Chappelle sketch.

SHEEN: Remember that scene where he’s a blind white supremacist who doesn’t know he’s black? Have you seen it? It’s the funniest thing in the world. He becomes a Klansman, and he’s railing against black people. It’s insanely brilliant.

PLAYBOY: We’re familiar with it. “If anyone’s gonna have sex with my sister, it’s going to be me.”

SHEEN: Right. It’s f—ing hilarious. I’d never seen it, and I laughed myself into a hernia. That is 100 percent true.

PLAYBOY: So forget Chuck Lorre, forget Warner Bros. and CBS. It’s Dave ­Chappelle’s fault that you got fired?

SHEEN: It’s his fault. There you go. Dave Chappelle cost me my job.

Watch the sketch below. It’s possible? READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen's retirement: What should he do after 'Anger Management'?


Charlie Sheen is planning to retire from acting. He wants to live a happy life, filled with soccer games and amusement parks and extremely forgiving ex-wives. But before he gets to live that happy life, he has to pull just one last job. It’s kind of like he’s the protagonist of his very own Michael Mann movie, except in this case the “last job” is not an existential bank robbery — it’s the production of Sheen’s new FX sitcom Anger Management, which is based on a movie or based on Sheen’s life or based on something something something boobs [LAUGH TRACK].


Charlie Sheen: 'I was in total denial'

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Charlie Sheen admitted that his whole “Winning” catchphrase last year wasn’t entirely accurate. “Clearly, a guy gets fired, his relationships are in the toilet, he’s off on some f—ing tour, there’s nothing ‘winning’ about any of that,” Sheen told the magazine. “I mean, how does a guy who’s obviously quicksanded, how does he consider any of it a victory? I was in total denial.”

The actor, who will next be seen in the FX comedy Anger Management, premiering June 28, also included his ex-wife Denise Richards (who will be making a guest-appearence on Anger Management) in the interview. “He and I are like best friends now. Confidants,” said Richards. “He tells me everything.” Although Sheen was quick to add, “We sleep in separate rooms.” READ FULL STORY

'Two and a Half Men': It was Ashton's first year replacing Charlie. So, how'd he do?

Last fall, America’s hearts and minds were captured by a new television character — a dapper, dark-haired gent who looked good without a shirt and went by the name of Schmidt.

That character…was not Walden Schmidt, the dotcom billionaire Ashton Kutcher now plays on Two and a Half Men. Though the former That ’70s Show star did make headlines throughout the 2011-2012 TV season, they generally had more to do with his personal life or endorsements gone wrong than his performance on CBS’ venerable sitcom. That’s not to say Kutcher is necessarily doing a bad job; our own Ken Tucker praised the actor in his review of Men‘s Season 9 premiere, saying that his poker face seemed positively Sheenian. (Charlie Sheen, of course, famously made a different assessment of his replacement.)

So why haven’t critics and audiences been buzzing about CBS’s Schmidt? READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen talks 'cringeable' behavior on 'Today.' Do we still care? -- VIDEO

Exactly one year ago, America was transfixed by the spectacle of Charlie Sheen, Hyperverbal Human Train Wreck. It was a simpler time: Catch phrases like “Duh, winning!” still had their luster, tickets for Sheen’s bonkers Torpedo of Truth Tour were still relatively pricey, and Sheen’s extended meltdown was still morbidly fascinating rather than just plain morbid.

But as seasons change and the 24-hour news cycle churns, yesterday’s scandal becomes today’s barely remembered curiosity. The Tragedy of Charlie has lost its sheen. Sure, we all gave a shocked chuckle when the former Two and a Half Men star called his onscreen brother a “troll.” But is it still amusing to listen to Sheen joke about, among other things, showing up on the set of his new show “covered in blood”?

You be the judge. Sheen stopped by Today this morning to chat with Matt Lauer about last year’s “cringeable” behavior and Anger Management, his upcoming FX comedy. READ FULL STORY

DirecTV commercial: Cable is a gateway drug to Charlie Sheen

The distance between your current mental well-being and that of post-Two and Half Men meltdown Charlie Sheen is (hopefully) vast. But it’s a slippery slope, TV watchers. At least that’s the idea behind DirecTV’s new commercial starring the rebounding Anger Management star: Cable TV recording frustrations can send the most reasonable person into a tailspin that leads from the sofa to the bar to a Turkish bath to Platoon reenactments. The horror… the horror. Watch below. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen finally cracks: 'I'm tired of pretending Ashton doesn't suck' -- VIDEO

You knew it was only a matter of time. Charlie Sheen finally stopped holding his tongue on the issue of his former sitcom Two and a Half Men. He called into TMZ Live yesterday and said bluntly, “I’m tired of lying. I’m tired of pretending the show doesn’t suck. I’m tired of pretending Ashton doesn’t suck. I’m tired of pretending they’re not completely adrift.”

Moments later, Sheen clarified that he wasn’t personally attacking Kutcher: “I just feel bad for him. He’s saddled with such bad writing.” Admitting he had been watching the show, he added, “It’s kind of leaving your child behind with somebody and them not really taking good care of it.” Check out more of Sheen’s cutting remarks against the writers in the clip after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Martin Sheen searches for son Charlie's tiger blood and Adonis DNA on 'Who Do You Think You Are'

In the season 3 premiere of Who Do You Think You Are?, Martin Sheen proves once and for all that his son Charlie’s anti-authoritarian streak is genetic. For the Lisa Kudrow-produced docuseries, Martin traced both sides of his family back as far as five generations to see if his activist spirit (that same penchant for trend bucking that got Charlie in hot water throughout 2011) was indeed a legacy. The journey took Martin from his home in California to Dublin and back to his great-great-great-great grandfather’s home town of La Coruña, Spain. So who were the rebels of the Sheen/Estevez families of yore, and were they also #winning? READ FULL STORY

This year's pop-culture time capsule: What will be your 2011 keepsakes?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, PopWatchers, is to help me put together a 2011 pop-culture time capsule. It’s been a year of change that swept from the lowest brow (Two and a Half Men) to the highest (the Arab Spring). We saw many great people pass on and many more step into the spotlight. With all this in mind, what cultural relics would you pick to communicate this strange and marvelous year to the future? Check out my picks, then add your own ideas to the mix. READ FULL STORY

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