AceShowbiz - Viewers could have seen Charlie Sheen competing in upcoming season 28 of "Dancing with the Stars", if only he didn't turn down the offer. And now, senior VP of alternative series, specials and late-night programming Rob Mills reveals to Variety that ABC is once again trying to snag the actor for the new season.
"We've met with Charlie Sheen," Mills shares. "I don't think it's a huge secret because he came out and talked about it, but I would still love Charlie Sheen to come on."
"I found him to be one of the nicest, most charming people," Mills said of the "Two and a Half Men" star. "He is just a born entertainer and I think people would love to see him, but it may not be for him. What I really found very sweet about him is he basically said, 'I really don't dance. I've got two left feet' So there's a real sweetness and vulnerability, which would be really fun to showcase on the show."
Back in September, Sheen revealed to Us Weekly that the the Alphabet network offered him a spot in season 28. However, he told the outlet that he rejected it because he has zero dancing skills. "I was very flattered by ABC and their offer, but at the end of the day, I have two left feet and I just can’t dance," explained the "Platoon" actor.
In addition to Sheen, former Pittsburgh Steelers player Ryan Shazier is among the show's wishlist for season 29. Shazier was almost paralyzed during a 2017 NFL game after sustaining a serious spinal injury.
"Two years ago, he was hit on a Monday Night Football game and doctors feared he was paralyzed, and he has learned to walk again. Those are those great stories that are really what Dancing With the Stars is all about -- here's somebody who has overcome something, and when you do that, you dance," Mills says. "He would be great."
He also hints that the next season may feature another "Queer Eye" star after Karamo Brown performed well last season. "Karamo was so wonderful this year that one of the other Queer Eye guys would be great," Mills shares. Additionally, the show is considering to bring back Christie Brinkley after she was forced to exit "DWTS" after having an injury during practice.
"Talk about people that you wanted forever! That's Christie Brinkley!" Mills says. "We were celebrating when she said she would do it, and then, as you saw, she broke her wrist. It was such a great story that Christie was able to watch her daughter, Sailor, do it -- that was the classic story that 'Dancing With the Stars' does so great; when you make lemonade out of lemons. But now we'd love to see her back dancing in the ballroom."