Charlie Sheen has pushed and pushed and pushed his bosses to the edge of no return. Over the past week, the actor has engaged in multiple public rants about “Two and a Half Men” co-creator Chuck Lorre and the entire production of the show. On Thursday, Sheen appeared on a radio program where his venomous words towards Lorre put the final nail in the show’s coffin. Late last night it was announced that CBS and Warner Bros have officially pulled the plug on the series.
According to a statement released by the network:
“Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season,” the companies said in a statement.
Without delving too much into the absurdity of Sheen’s remarks, some of the choice words he used to describe his bosses were really harsh. He referred to Lorre as a “clown,” a “stupid, stupid little man” and he also said he “violently hates” the producer. CBS hasn’t revealed how they plan on handling the vacancy that “Two and a Half Men” will leave in their schedule but they have plenty of options.
We were never fans of the show, but we do feel bad for those who have to suffer because of one person’s actions. The actors are financially stable, but what about the members of the crew who have to support themselves and their families? We hope they have some type of deal in place where they’ll be able to receive income for the rest of the season.
What do you think of CBS’ decision to halt the show? Was it the right move?