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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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Anonymous March 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Nothing new for CBS, more than often they seem to screw something up…Jericho, Close to Home, 2½ men, etc. The show hinged on Sheen, he brought the bad to light that was so opposite from Alan…..thats what created the dynamic that brought some of TV’s funniest moments to our living rooms. Without Sheen, the show will lose that dynamic and fall to a miserable end….too bad, but unfortunately normal. They’re gonna have to double up on Rules of Engagement to keep my intrest.

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Sarah March 7, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Wow really with all the money that was brought in because of Sheen. Who better to play the role of a drunk person with women issues than a man that is exactly that. The show will be cancelled half way through the next season. Charlie Sheen is Two And A Half Men. And those of you that say the right decision was made are idiots. Really does it matter what his personal life is? You cant deny you didn’t like the last episodes they were just as funny as alway. Besides Miley was caught in photos doing drugs arent you still listening to her music buying her CDs. Same thing for singers and actors. You people are all hypocrites.

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Al Mack March 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Yes, it could be the best thing to happen to Charlie. If he can’t find work and runs out of money, he just might come back to earth.

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Anonymous March 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Yes it could be the best thing to happen to Charlie. If he can’t find work and runs out of money he just might come back to earth.

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Schango March 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm

…and CBS hires him back, of course

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Schango March 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm

If Charlie is fired, so is the show. So sorry it ended this way. Hopefully Charlie will be able to recuperate in time for the final at least.

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Rebecca March 7, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Good riddance….Sheen needs to stay off TV and shut up for a while so he can get real help. The show might not be better off without him, but at least the other actors and crew on the show still have jobs. Bring on John Stamos or another replacement, not to fill Charlie’s shoes but to play a different character (a cousin, perhaps)…or better yet, have Judith divorce her current husband (Ryan Stiles’ hilarious character) and have HIM move in with Alan and Jake…making it two and a half men again. It could work. Other shows have lost actors and kept going….Cheers, Three’s Company, MASH….all with NEW characters and not just someone coming in to take over the role of the guy/girl who left.

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imoth March 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Good news! I’ve always liked Jon Cryer. Just build a series around him, but not a spin-off.

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SAMUEL March 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm

this is a bad move an this is the last nail in the coffin.goodbye two an half men.it just shows how stupid these CBS people are. one last thing chuck lorre should of keep his pie hole shut an let CBS take care of it. it didnt make the matter better with his pie hole flapping im just saying

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Dana March 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Finally! Now, can we stop giving Sheen the time of day?

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david182 March 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm

wow that sucks, CBS messed up big time!!! i wont be watching cbs ever again

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Samara March 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm

It is definitely the right thing to do! I feel sympathy for him, because he has a real problem, but he has to get help and want help for himself! I hope he gets that help before it is too late! I’m surprised that the networks did make the right call, I was certain that they would put profits over people and let him come back! Way to go Warner Bros.!

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Jeremy Rynek March 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm

No and no. Unless their gonna fork up even more money. But judging from the mishap Sheen has been causing, not gonna happen. If somehow CBS does bring it back for a ninth season without Sheen, then it could go 1 of 2 ways. Either the ratings will plummet, proving it really was just writing for Charlie that kept those ratings. Still winning the time slot even when it’s a repeat. Maybe it was all Sheen and the rest of the cast were nothing but props. Who knows, or maybe, just maybe, they could still be bringing the ratings without Sheen and this could even be a spin off oppunity for Alan and Jake. Or maybe Berta. Maybe this really is the time to fire Charlie. We’ll find out soon enough.

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Anita March 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Good for CBS.

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Nichola Chambers March 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Yes, I think they made the right decision. Charlie is in denial of his problems with alcohol and drugs and can’t fix his problems with it like he says he is doing. He needs professional help.

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