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.”