By Keith Staskiewicz
Updated September 18, 2011 at 10:43 PM EDT
Charlie Sheen
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Producers of the Emmy Awards have been asked to cut Charlie Sheen from its telecast, Deadline is reporting. Apparently Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre has asked John Schaffner, the chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, to eliminate Sheen’s planned appearance. According to the report, Warner Bros. TV simultaneously asked Fox whether Sheen could be dropped from the broadcast, but as of now, there are still plans to have Sheen appear during the ceremony. There’s also the possibility that he will be presenting the award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, a category which includes nominees Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki from Lorre’s series The Big Bang Theory. A representative from Fox says that they are unaware of any such demands and so cannot confirm or deny the reports.