CBS, Warner Pull Plug on Season of Sheen's Sitcom

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CBS Entertainment / Warner Brothers 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.

Charlie Sheen Open Letter in Response (TMZ)

What does this say about Haim Levine [Chuck Lorre] after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me. I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows ... I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words -- imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists. I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong.
Remember these are my people ... not yours...we will continue on together...
Charlie Sheen

LOS ANGELES -- CBS and Warner Bros. Television say they are ending production on this season of "Two and a Half Men" in the wake of incendiary remarks by star Charlie Sheen.

In a statement Thursday, the network and studio said they were basing their decision on the "totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition."

Earlier Thursday, the studio and Sheen's publicist had said the show would resume production next week after a hiatus intended to allow Sheen to seek rehabilitation.

But in a rambling, often vitriolic radio interview, Sheen blasted "Two and a Half Men" producer Chuck Lorre, along with other targets including Alcoholics Anonymous.

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