CBS Cancels The Rest Of “Two And A Half Men” Season

LOS ANGELES (CBS4) – CBS and Warner Bros. Television announced late Thursday that it is canceling the remaining episodes of the hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men” due to Charlie Sheen’s recent erratic behavior.

The statement read: “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.”

Thursday morning, gossip website TMZ posted a story laying out Sheen’s incendiary remarks made on a radio talk show aimed toward series creator Chuck Lorre.

Sheen also made comments about his drug rehabilitation and took shots at organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous.

The show was scheduled to resume shooting on Tuesday after a brief hiatus to allow Sheen to seek help for his rumored drug and alcohol problems.

In his interview with Jones, Sheen repeatedly evoked violent images and ideas. He also derided Lorre in an attack that suggested anti-Semitism.

“There’s something this side of deplorable that a certain Chaim Levine — yeah, that’s Chuck’s real name — mistook this rock star for his own selfish exit strategy, bro. Check it, Alex: I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his unevolved mind cannot process,” Sheen said.

“Last I checked, Chaim, I spent close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write,” he said.

Lorre, who was born Charles Levine, is a veteran producer whose hits include “The Big Bang Theory,” “Dharma & Greg” and “Cybill.”

Speaking of himself, Sheen said he has “magic and poetry in my fingertips, most of the time.”

Warner had already planned to cut this season’s 24 planned episodes to 20 because of the hiatus. Now, CBS is left with a total of 16 episodes of its cornerstone Monday comedy, all of which have aired.

The network and studio had tolerated Sheen’s recent misadventures, part of a long-checkered life. He went into rehab in January, reportedly at home, after three hospitalizations in three months. The most recent was a brief hospital stay that followed a 911 call in which he was described as very intoxicated.

In the interview with Jones, Sheen had harsh words for Alcoholics Anonymous. He referred to it as a “bootleg cult” with a 5 percent success rate, compared to his own “100 percent” success rate.

One of the group’s mottos, he said, is, “‘Don’t be special. Be one of us.’ News flash: I am special and I will never be one of you.”

When Jones told Sheen he sounded like Jefferson, Sheen dismissed the U.S. founding father with a rude insult.

“It may be lonely up here but I sure like the view, Alex,” he said.

Sheen referred to himself as a new sheriff in town who has an “army of assassins.”

“If you love with violence and you hate with violence, there’s nothing that can be questioned,” said Sheen, who played a soldier in the war film “Platoon.”

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    This is all really sad!! It’s my favorite sitcom

  • Paul Maljean

    Too bad about the remander of season being cancelled. I wll say if charlie doesnt straighten up he might end up like belushi. I hope that’s not the case because i thing charlie is a talented actor.

  • Enrique

    Charlie is my idol in the sitcom, I absolutely love his character and can relate to him at a comedic level and his humanity is so real; maybe even surreal..
    I am saddened that he is on a self-destructive course, which if not checked, will end as many others; in tragedy. I am hopeful he is able to save his career and moreover, his life

  • Jerry

    Poor cbs bosses, can’t take some legimate ribbing ???? That show, or Charlie on his own will be just fine, in fact I hope Fox picks it up cheap and cbs suffers. The premise of the show is great and Charlie fits it perfect. Let him stumble. He’s got to get out of his 40’s to get a better perspective. I like him and his honesty about the cbs thugs !!!!!

    • Phyliss Myers

      You are correct, people are not reading the article, just the headlines. And yes he will go the way of Belushi if he does not get help REAL help. What he said during the interview was a LOUD CRY for help. I hope someone is listening.

      He is a great actor, I am a fan, however, I am dissappointed in his actions. He is not the first to go down this road and he will not be the last. Unfortunately, I sometimes think it comes with the territory and people either choose to go that road or not.

  • 305FLYGAL

    Kodos go out to CBS.. Charlie should be held accountable for his alcohol, drug and sex abuse..

    He’s disgusting and should not be allowed to come back on televison until he get his moral ability back in tact..

    Thanks for cancelling his show.

    Be 4 real!

  • mimi

    well i think charlie needs help and his actions are a cry for help, mind you i think his role fits him very well it seems to me that who he is on the show is who he is in real life i watch the show every day i like it alot . Good Luck Charlie

  • CAM

    Well as we say in that “cult” AA as Mr Sheen puts it. That as an active Alcoholic, Drug Addict or both in his case, you will FOR SURE experience one or all of the following: Jails, Institutions or Death. I believe he has already experienced two of the three. Charlie has enough money to not hit the bottom that I had to, to find sobriety but he does have enough money to kill himself….he is well on his way.

  • 954DanceGirl

    Charlie Sheen must have forgotten that the entire production of “Two And a Half Men” was not all about him. If he had, he wouldn’t have deprived the other cast members, stage production, lighting & make-up/hair/custome teams from continuing a job that they enjoyed doing on a regular basis. A lot of people are temporarily out of work because Sheen couldn’t refrain from running his mouth and couldn’t get his act together.

    Quite frankly, Charlie owe all of these people a genuine apology and needs to get over himself.

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