This is huge news for the #1 comedy on TV. But, apparently CBS has had enough of Charlie Sheen and his antics and has ordered the rest of the season of TWO AND A HALF MEN canceled. It is likely that the show may return next year, but Sheen will be permanently replaced. Sheen is so angry that he promises to refuse to return to the show, even if CBS begs.
The final straw for CBS was a tirade by Charlie Sheen about producer Chuck Lorre to TMZ, claiming, "That piece of shit took money out of my pocket, my family's pocket, and, most importantly, my second family---my crew's pocket. You can tell him one thing: I own him". Sheen also attacked Lorre by calling him a "stupid, stupid little man and a pussy punk". Unfortunately, Sheen failed to note that his own problems with booze, drugs and frightening porn stars out of their very wits by acting out of control all helped to create the problems that led to him entering rehab therapy and helped to suspend the show. It was Charlie Sheen that's been all at fault here, and it was difficult for production to continue around his growing personal problems.
Sheen also claimed that he plans to go to HBO for a new show. But, HBO released some comments today proving that they have on interest in Sheen at this time.
Charlie Sheen has apparently brought down his own career here. He had the biggest comedy show on TV, but just couldn't behave himself half well enough.
I guess some guys just aren't hooked up right or something.
CBS isn't exactly hurting for a hit comedy right now. THE BIG BANG THEORY, also produced by Chuck Lorre is nearly as big as a hit for CBS as TWO AND A HALF MEN, and helps to cement down Thursday night as a major night for CBS that they took away from NBC several years ago. CBS has enough good shows around they should be able to fill up the schedule without much of a ratings loss for the time being.