Chuck Lorre’s Bookie Renewed for a Second Season, Promising More Dark Comedy and Hilarious Antics

Los Angeles, California – Chuck Lorre’s comedy series “Bookie” has been renewed for a second season, according to a statement released by Lorre and co-creator Nick Bakay. The show, which stars Sebastian Maniscalco, concluded its first season on Max in December.

“Bookie” is a dark comedy produced by Warner Bros. TV that follows the story of Danny, an L.A. bookie played by Maniscalco. With the potential legalization of sports gambling in California, Danny must navigate the challenges of his job with the help of his best friend Ray, sister Lorraine, and reformed drug dealer Hector, as they try to settle their clients’ debts.

Channing Dungey, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. TV Group, expressed excitement about the success of “Bookie” and praised the comedic talent of the cast led by Sebastian Maniscalco and Omar J. Dorsey. Dungey looks forward to more antics in the upcoming season.

The series also features Andrea Anders, Vanessa Ferlito, and Maxim Swinton. “Bookie” surprised fans with a special appearance by Charlie Sheen and Angus T. Jones, reuniting them with Lorre for a “Two and a Half Men” reunion. This unexpected reunion shocked viewers, as Sheen and Lorre had a well-known falling out in 2011.

Chuck Lorre reflected on his experience working with Sheen, stating that despite the challenges they faced in the past, they were able to reconnect and rediscover their friendship. He expressed gratitude for Sheen’s willingness to make fun of himself and described their reunion as a healing experience.

Sebastian Maniscalco serves as an executive producer on the show, alongside Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, Judi Marmel, and Andy Tennant.

In summary, Chuck Lorre’s comedy series “Bookie” has been renewed for a second season. The show, starring Sebastian Maniscalco, follows the story of an L.A. bookie navigating the challenges of his job amidst the potential legalization of sports gambling in California. The series features a talented cast and surprised fans with a reunion of Charlie Sheen and Angus T. Jones from “Two and a Half Men.” The upcoming season is highly anticipated by fans and viewers.