In a gutsy yet, seemingly long overdue move, CBS and Warner Bros. have cancelled production of “Two and a Half Men,” the most watched television sitcom of all time. Within hours of Charlie Sheen’s appearance on the controversial radio program “The Alex Jones Show,” CBS and Warner Bros. issued the following statement:
“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.” (You can read about Sheen’s rants here: http://worldfreenews.com/charlie-sheen-heals-himself-then-goes-on-another-binge/).
The hit series was due to return to production on Monday in order to complete 4 more episodes. Instead, Sheen’s shenanigans have placed 200 staffers for the show out of work, indefinitely. Time will tell if CBS and Warner Bros. choose to enforce Sheen’s contract (through May 2012) for next season’s episodes.
Sheen, who earned about $1.8 million per episode, issued a letter to TMZ after the decision to pull the plug writing of his boss: “Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words; imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists.”
ABC News quotes him as saying that he is 100 percent clean and plans to show up for work Monday despite the announcement by CBS and Warner Bros.
Charlie’s downward spiral continues along its blind path, fueled by denial and dragging down everyone around him with a tornado like force. Aside from putting 200 people out of work, he’s also damaging a fan base that still adores him, providing a horrible example to thousands while waxing victorious.