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TODAY to air interview with Charlie Sheen on Monday

Feb. 27, 2011 at 6:17 PM ET

Chris Pizzello / AP /

On the morning after Hollywood’s big night, TODAY will broadcast an interview with actor Charlie Sheen, his first television sit-down since his hit series was discontinued for the season.

Production on the actor’s hit sitcom, “Two and a Half Men,” was brought to a standstill after Sheen took to the airwaves and unleashed an anger-fuled rant about the program and his bosses.

In the interview, Sheen says he is clean, and wants to go back to work, but has one big demand.

Jeff Rossen: "You're angry?"

Charlie Sheen: "Well I'm not angry, I'm passionate.  It's like everybody thinks I should be begging for my job back and I'm just gonna forewarn them that it's everybody else that's going to be begging me for their job back."

Jeff Rossen: "Didn't CBS have a right to shut your show down?  They're reading about you partying at all hours of the night, taking drugs, abusing alcohol.  It's their show."

Sheen: "Epic. Epic behavior.  No, because after reading about that, then they observe a guy hitting every mark, nailing every line, every joke, with a full house screaming."

Tune in to TODAY tomorrow morning for more from NBC's Jeff Rossen’s conversation.

Click here for an image from the interview, as well as more from Jeff Rossen.

For more photos from the interview, please email Monica.Lee@nbcuni.com

Jim Bell is the executive producer of "Today" (Mon. - Fri., 7 - 11 a.m.).

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