'Two And A Half Men' Shuts Down For The Season

Uh oh. Looks like Charlie Sheen's wild radio rant on "The Alex Jones Show" Thursday is having a really negative impact.

The hit CBS show is immediately stopping production for the rest of the season, even though Sheen was originally scheduled to return to the set next week.

"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 joint statement.

In case you missed it, the troubled actor said some pretty nasty things on Jones' show. He called "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre a "turd" and made it clear that he didn't think the wildly popular show could survive without him. "Do what you're gonna do -- I'll go make movies," he said in the interview.

But that's not all. Sheen continued his rant by making a few comments to TMZ: "I violently hate (Lorre)," the actor said. "He's a stupid, stupid little man and a (expletive) punk that I'd never want to be like. That's me being polite."

The actor's public rage didn't end there. After it was announced that the show was done for the season, Sheen sent an open letter to TMZ, blasting Lorre again.

According to our partner TheWrap.com, Warner Bros. TV insiders are suggesting that the company has no intention of paying Sheen the rest of his salary. (He earns $1.8 million per episode.)

The show went into hiatus in late January after Sheen began an in-home rehab program. Production had to pause then because the star had to be hospitalized for a stomach hernia after an alleged wild party at his house on Jan. 27. He was released the next day.

Twenty-four episodes were originally planned for this season of "Two and a Half Men," but it was cut to 20 after Sheen started rehab. Now, the episode count will stand at 16, all of which have aired.


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  • by John Location: Richlands on Feb 26, 2011 at 11:11 AM
    The overeall show is not bad they could use another in Charlies place. I hopehe doe snot find more work but help for his addictions. He is paid way to much for his way of degrading women.
  • by kay Location: winterville on Feb 26, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    needs a serious intervention...... or else, future appears very bleak despite all his riches.... he really has nothing.
  • by S Location: ENC on Feb 26, 2011 at 08:36 AM
    I loved the show but as far as I am concerned,another actor in Charlie's part could do just as good a job with it as he has,especially lately...I love Jon Cryer and Berta is hilarious....Keep those two and replace Charlie....The show would certainly be just as good or even better....As another viewer wrote, let the storyline be that he has run off with Lindsey Lohan...now that would be funny!!! Charlie Sheen is on a downhill slide & until he reaches rock bottom or dies,there is no hope for him....So sad.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2011 at 07:14 AM
    You're right on Endurance Swimmer. Sheen can be replaced, easily!
  • by Original C on Feb 26, 2011 at 07:09 AM
    Here's another celebrity turning his life into a slow-motion train wreck. Yet, our society worships these pathetic losers and puts them all on a pedestal. We have magazines and web sites entirely devoted to worshiping these people, but almost none of them can keep a marriage [or their lives] together. Then, come election time, they all think we should listen to them tell us how to vote. Somehow, getting paid millions of dollars to play "Let's Pretend" in front of a camera qualifies them to do this. Meanwhile, our society's true heroes, the ones who actually deserve our accolades [military, police] are either ignored or just outright scorned. Amazing.
  • by tim Location: plymouth on Feb 26, 2011 at 06:11 AM
    yall may not like him but he does make the show and if they replace him it will be like all the other shows when they replace the star it sinks and this stinks i love this show
  • by Endurance Swimmer Location: Underwater on Feb 25, 2011 at 10:36 PM
    I agree with most of ya'll, Charlie Sheen has the BIGGEST ego! 2.5 men fan, your 100% correct, I say replace Sheen, and forget about him! I like Jon Cryer and that kid "Jake", plus the housekeeper!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 25, 2011 at 08:19 PM
    I have a GREAT idea and lets not mention this looser anymore, hes really not news, just a spoiled brat that never had to work a day in his life. What he does or dosent do does not affect me one way or the other. We have much more important matters to worry about.
  • by kay Location: greenville on Feb 25, 2011 at 04:53 PM
    this is what is meant by hitting rock bottom.. yes he is a billionaire ...... but he is spiraling out of control.... just a matter of time.... hopefully he will wake up and get some real help before it is way too late .... (doesnt appear that the "home therapy was beneficial"
  • by Rock Location: Boone on Feb 25, 2011 at 04:42 PM
    You know, this is so typical of the younger generation of people in this country. Here it is a man gets the opportunities that he has had, movie career, 1.8 Mill and episode....things that individuals who would like to act because they enjoy it, never get an opportunity to do! What does he do, snort nose candy, makes threats and acts like a child squandering the rest of his life. I say let em get broke, fall to the gutter, and eat pig slop if it will get him back to a human being. He is way too full of himself. Probably comes from his dad's liberal mindset and lack of raising.
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