Two and a Half Men: Charlie Sheen Fired

Charlie Sheen firedCBS’ most popular sitcom, Two and a Half Men, may be back next fall but Charlie Sheen won’t be on it. Warner Bros. has fired Sheen from the TV show.

Warner Bros. sent Sheen a letter today letting him know that his services are no longer required. As one of the highest-paid stars on television, Sheen was making an estimated $1.8 million per episode and had one season left on his contract.

Two and a Half Men was shut down in January with the idea that it would resume production after Sheen sought help. Late last month, after Sheen publicly blasted executive producer Chuck Lorre, CBS and Warner Bros. mutually decided to shut down production for the rest of the season. Sheen’s erratic behavior has continued to flood the airwaves and make headlines.

Even though the studio stands to lose millions and millions of dollars, they’ve apparently decided that they’ve had enough of Charlie Sheen. The studio and network haven’t made any decision about the future of Two and a Half Men but Sheen won’t be a part of it.

Sheen had been planning on suing over the shutdown and hasn’t made a comment about his dismissal yet. Based on his recent behavior, one would guess we won’t have to wait too long.

What do you think? Did Warner Bros. make the right decision? Do you think there’s a chance Sheen and the studio will make amends?

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  1. Yvette Akau says

    I did not know my last comment on March 8th was going to be posted on the web. I decided to share my two cents and have since heard back from a friend who got a laugh at hearing my comment in support of the Charlie Sheen who had gotten the boot from his producers over at CBS. Here’s an addendum to my last post:

    I said that Charlie Sheen was the cherry on top of the “sundae” (sorry for the typo on previous post) and I meant that sincerely as he is a very talented guy. His character made the show (applause to the writers) and the other characters added to his flavor with perfection.

    Unfortunately, his erratic behavior most recently on television and at home has posed serious problems for him and his family. The guy needs help. Whether it be chemical dependency or mental health help he needs some type of intervention. My comment in support of Charle Sheen may have been a bit premature given his most recent behavior, and I’m sure CBS craddled him for quite some time. Nonetheless, the guy is human and I hope he gets it together soon.

    Charlie Sheen needs to step back and take a look at his life and see the big picture in front of him and that would be his kids. That, my friends, is something worth cleaning your act for.

  2. Janet Jones says

    I have always loved Charlie Sheen and Two and a Half Men but Sheen has gone TOO far. I think that Johnny Depp would be AWESOME in Sheen’s role, maybe as a STEP brother that comes to live with them and then they could stage an intervention and send Charlie away to REHAB.

    I got this whole writing thing down. Let me write the scenario.

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