February 27, 2011 / 2:31 AM / 7 years ago

Charlie Sheen gives TV Interview to ABC

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Charlie Sheen has given his first television interview since production on his top-rated sitcom “Two and a Half Men” was halted by its makers earlier this week for the remainder of the current season.

Sheen will appear with ABC News’ Andrea Canning, in a special one-hour edition of “20/20” on Tuesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. est/7 p.m. pst.

Sheen, 45, will discuss his recent controversial rants about “Two and a Half Men” co-creator Chuck Lorre that led broadcaster CBS and the show’s maker Warner Bros. Television to stop production.

Actor Charlie Sheen (L) talks to ABC News' Andrea Canning in Los Angeles, California, February 26, 2011. Canning sat down with Sheen for an interview to air on 20/20 on March 1, 2011. REUTERS/ABC News/Handout

Portions of the interview also will air on Good Morning America on Monday and Tuesday, and throughout ABC News platforms.

In several interviews, Sheen has called Lorre a “turd” and a “clown.”

He was criticized by the Anti-Defamation League for referring to Lorre by his birth name Chaim Levine.

“So you’re telling me, anytime someone calls me Carlos Estevez, I can claim they are anti-Latino?” Sheen asked ABC’s Canning, referring to his own birth name.

He previously told Canning that he is 100 percent clean and plans to show up for work next week despite CBS’s scrapping this season’s production.

Editing by Bob Tourtellotte

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