Chuck Lorre – creator and executive producer of such series as Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Mom – returns to TV with Bookie, starring Sebastian Maniscalco,
Maniscalco plays veteran Los Angeles bookie Danny who is dreading the potential legalization of sports betting in California because it’s likely to upend his long-running profitable – but illegal – business. Danny gets some help and advice from best friend and former NFL player Ray (Omar J. Dorsey), his sister Lorraine (Vanessa Ferlito) and reluctantly reformed drug dealer Hector (Jorge Garcia) as he works to settle his unstable clients’ many debts.
Bookie also stars Andrea Anders and Maxim Swinton. Charlie Sheen, who famously exited Lorre’s smash-hit Two and a Half Men in a huff, returns to work with Lorre in a guest-starring role.
Bookie is produced by Warner Bros. Television. The series is created, written and produced by Chuck Lorre and Nick Bakay. Maniscalco executive produces along with Judi Marmel and Andy Tennant, who directed multiple episodes.
Bookie premieres with two episodes on Thursday, November 30 on Max with two episodes dropping each week until its season finale on December 21.