New Charlie Sheen interview set to be aired

US network ABC said it will broadcast an interview with Charlie Sheen that was recorded after the incendiary rant that led CBS and Warner Bros Television to halt production of Two and a Half Men for the season.

The interview with Sheen will be broadcast during a special one-hour edition of 20/20 at 10pm on Tuesday.

Excerpts from the interview will also be aired on Good Morning America tomorrow and on Tuesday.

Production on Sheen's hit sitcom was halted after the actor called the show's executive producer a "contaminated little maggot" on a radio programme and in a letter posted on the TMZ website.

The show's producers have not said whether they will cancel the programme.