Is Charlie Sheen Coming Back to Network TV Already?

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... According to gossip gurus TMZ, Charlie Sheen is already in talks to begin his network television comeback. Citing "sources," the site claims Sheen is in "deep negotiations" with a TV network to star in a comedy that would skip the pilot process, go straight to series, and be on the air as early as January. Anyone want to take a guess which network it might be? [TMZ]

... Americans aren't the only people who want to see bad guys get caught. For the second year in a row, CBS' CSI has been named the most-watched television show in the world at the Monte Carlo TV Festival, despite a decrease in viewership domestically. [Deadline Hollywood]

... South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone cleaned house at the Tony Awards on Sunday, earning nine prizes including Best Musical for their opus The Book of Mormon. This is another coup for the awards show, which has embraced less straight-laced productions in recent years; The Book of Mormon is filled with four-letter words and profane humor, and The Producers and Spamalot have also won Best Musical. [Washington Post]

... Hey guys, Jessica Simpson is still alive. The blonde will participate in NBC's upcoming Project Runway ripoff Fashion Star, where she'll serve as a mentor to would-be fashionistas. No date for the show has been released, but my guess is it will happen right about the time the real apocalypse begins. [Associated Press]

... Utah NBC affiliate KSL has announced that it won't be airing NBC's upcoming program The Playboy Club, because the show promotes the Playboy brand, a brand that KSL "does not support." "We would be helping to build a brand that stands for pornography. For us, that's just untenable," said the station's boss. Note to self: Do not move to Utah. [Salt Lake Tribune]

... ABC has announced the cast of Bachelor Pad's upcoming season, and it's just as I predicted: a bunch of idiots I've never heard of before. [EW]

... QVC pitchwoman Jeanne Bice, a mainstay on E!'s The Soup, has passed away at the age of 71. Bice was known for donning matching sweaters and headbands to hawk all sorts of sequined and otherwise-bedazzled apparel. [CNN]

Follow writer Tim Surette on Twitter: @TimAtTVDotCom

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