CBS’ 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?