Charlie Sheen fired from Two and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen has been fired from Two and a Half Men.

Reports from the US indicate Warner Bros Television has issued a statement saying, “After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately.”

No decision has been made on the future of the show.

Sheen has responded by telling TMZ, “This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshisc*ck again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension.”

The firing follows a round of headline-grabbing statements from Sheen about creator Chuck Lorre and his continued, reckless escapades with porn stars, cocaine and domestic abuse.

Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that if Two and a Half Men was forced to shut down permanently, it could jeopardise as much as $250 million in domestic syndication revenue for producer Warner Bros. Television and millions more in lost ad revenue for CBS.

In Australia the Nine Network continues to air reruns at 7pm except in Brisbane where it began reruns of The Big Bang Theory, another Chuck Lorre comedy, last Monday. New episodes of the show, of which it has a handful remaining, are still slated at 7:30pm Mondays.

Charlie Sheen’s attorney is already responding to his client’s termination:“We will sue,” Sheen lawyer Marty Singer said.

“It’s a matter of when. It could be this week, it could be in a little while. We’re in no rush. But we will sue.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter, TMZ

61 Comments:

  1. Secret Squïrrel

    Argh, David tricked me! Must’ve approved Allie’s second comment while I was typing mine. I was, of course, referring to Allie’s first comment (second last sentence). Now I’m here again I’ll say that I agree that Rob Lowe would be a good replacement, either as the same character, or as a long-lost cousin or whatever.

  2. @johnjet, Chuck Lorre also called Charlie a total degenerate in an interview last year, so it is fairly obvious that Lorre does not have a high opinion of him.

    I heard on a radio showbiz segment earlier today that the producers are looking to continue the show with a replacement character for Charlie. Apparently, the front-runner to replace Sheen is John Stamos. This could all be baseless speculation, but I reckon the producers will enjoy sticking the knife in by resurrecting the show without Sheen to show him that no-one is indispensable. Charlie could star in a rival show called 2.5 Grams. That would be more his style.

  3. I have seen the show, and enjoyed what i’ve seen, but not a regular viewer. I would like to see Sheens character replaced by another actor and for the show to be successful, just to show Sheen that he is not indispensable.

  4. Johnjet, Lorre ends every show he makes with a personal and humorous comment. The comment re. being out-lived by someone who abuses their body is very funny.

  5. I’m not a fan of Charlie Sheen.
    Or his show.
    I have to say that at the outset.
    But … I think this whole thing is very sad.
    It’s obvious to me that he needs professional help.
    He has some kind of mental illness (maybe worsened by drugs, I don’t know)
    But, I do hope he gets the help he needs … soon.
    Because I feel sorry for his children …
    If he doesn’t get help soon … they will grow up without a father.
    And that’s very sad. 🙁

  6. Every time I read or have a Sheen story thrust at me all I can think of is the Simpsons and then Southpark.
    The episode of Southpark where everyone sues each other and then the Simpsons where all the giant signs come alive and the only way to defeat them is not to look at and totally ignore them….something in that for all of us,now lets stop talking about this s**t…wait on just done it myself….F**k it !!!

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