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Charlie Sheen Wants to Do a Reality Show About His Life and Living With HIV

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Charlie Sheen seen leaving the BBC Radio 1 Studios June 16, 2016 in London.Neil Mockford/AlexHuckle/GC Images

Seven months after revealing his HIV-positive status, Charlie Sheen is ready to share his truth … again.

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The Emmy-nominated actor, 50, is shopping a reality show about living with the virus and "his life in general," a source exclusively reveals in the latest issue of Us Weekly. "He's met with various producers. He'd really open up and allow the cameras inside his world."

It may be a tough sell. Once the highest paid actor on television, Sheen was fired from CBS' Two and a Half Men in 2011 after eight seasons due to erratic behavior, publicly making disparaging comments about the series’ creator, Chuck Lorre, and drug use. Before FX's low-rated Anger Management was canceled in 2014, Sheen was accused of not showing up to set and calling costar Selma Blair the c-word.

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Still, the father of five wants a fresh start at work and at home. After years of bad blood with ex-wife Denise Richards (in January, the actress filed a lawsuit against Sheen, claiming he threatened her and their kids), he spent the 4th of July watching fireworks with her and their daughters Sam, 12, and Lola, 11.

"They're on good terms," shares a second insider, who is close to the former reality star, 45.

For his part, Sheen, who also has daughter Cassandra, 31 (with ex Paula Profit), and sons Bob and Max, both 7 (with ex-wife Brooke Mueller), is trying to turn his image around.

Last month, he told Piers Morgan he gets “the future of HIV treatment" (a drug called Pro 140). The actor also noted last year in an open letter for the Today show that his viral load was “undetectable.” 

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“Like every other challenge in my life, again, I was victorious and kicking this disease’s ass,” he wrote. “I wish my story had ended there. Unfortunately, for my family and myself, it had only just begun.”

And if Sheen gets his wish, he’ll take viewers along on his journey.

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