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The Other Shoe Drops: Charlie Sheen Fired from Two and a Half Men

Looks like even tiger blood couldn't keep Sheen on his sitcom after his latest batch of outspoken and erratic behavior.

Warner Bros. Television has today announced that it has fired Charlie Sheen from his CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men.

The studio issued the news via a tersely worded statement that read, "After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately."

No mention was given to the ultimate fate of the WBTV-produced comedy, which could continue on next season without Charlie Sheen's participation or could be canceled altogether.

What is your take on the news? Was WBTV right to get rid of Sheen? Would you watch Two and a Half Men without him? And are you hoping that the media's obsession with Sheen soon abates as a result of his firing?

UPDATE: Sheen has fired back at WBTV, offering yet another bizarre comment to 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 whatshiscock again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension."

Comments

Ellen said…
I can't believe I am even commenting on this publicly, but Jace, you're my fave resource, so I'll share.

I actually never thought Charlie Sheen was funny on that show. So many of my friends loved it and I tried to see the funny, but I just couldn't get into it.

I might check out the show if they hired someone I liked, but I doubt I'd be a fan. Aside from not liking Sheen, I wasn't much a fan of the writing either.

I hope the show continues because it would be awful for all of the crew and cast, etc to lose their jobs, because of this idiot.

And finally, I hope this media frenzy dies down. I won't follow CS on Twitter. I wouldn't do one thing to contribute to his making money off his insanity.
Byron said…
I've never watched the show but I hope they do replace Sheen and continue with it as I'd hate to see all the cast and crew and lose their jobs because of this nutcase.
Pamela Jaye said…
I once channel surfed past the show and, seeing Daddy Sheen, I stopped.
Luckily my DVR has been working relatively better lately and I haven't had to see much live TV.

I believe I had stopped watching Spin City before Tiger Blood arrived. Once MJF left, I stopped recording it as well.

It's not my speed. I felt the same about Cheers (of course I was an even bigger prude back then).
If they *do* hire Donny Osmond ;-) I will consider it. I broke a 6 year moratorium on StarTrek when they signed Scott Bakula...

I believe that TLC is heavily into freak show programming. Perhaps they will hire Carlos.
Anonymous said…
I do think there is possibility for scriptwriters with Alan in charge of the house after the tv character Charlie enters rehab. The rest of the cast, the writers, the directors, the crew really deserve the chance to show what they can do, and I think they will do it well, without Mr Sheen.

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