Sheen was fired from the sitcom on Monday (07Mar11) following a 10-day media blitz, during which he blasted show producers and show creator/writer Chuck Lorre for cancelling the remaining episodes of the current eighth season of the programme.
And Lorre is already lining up the star’s replacement following speculation TV veteran John Stamos would be the man for the job.
TMZ.com reports Lorre’s team has been talking to Lowe, who is currently starring in U.S. sitcom Parks & Recreation after stints on dramas Brothers & Sisters and The West Wing.
A source reveals TV bosses at Warner Bros. have been in touch with Lowe’s agent at William Morris-Endeavor.
Ironically, Lowe grew up with the Sheen family.
No decisions have been made about the future of the show, which co-stars Pretty In Pink actor Jon Cryer.