Warner Brothers has fired Charlie Sheen from Two and a Half Men. Gossip Cop has the details:
“After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on ‘Two and a Half Men’ effective immediately,” Warner Bros. tells Gossip Cop in a statement.
“No decision’s been made on the future of the show,” a rep for Warner Bros. tells Gossip Cop, which leaves open the possibility, at least for now, that a Sheen-less “Two and a Half Men” could air next year.
CBS shut down the current season on February 24 amid growing controversy over Sheen’s off-camera antics.
UPDATE: Sheen has responded to the decision.
“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,” the actor says in a statement to TMZ.
So what is next for the CBS sitcom and its former star? Producers are reportedly looking at John Stamos and Rob Lowe as possible replacements for Sheen (my guess is the introduction of a new character, not a new actor to play the same character). I suggest writers kill off Charlie Sheen’s character, possibly from a drug overdose or STD.
As for Sheen, he reportedly is in talks with Mark Cuban to launch a show on HDNet. It will reportedly be either a talk show or a reality show (A hybrid of the two would be awesome).
For more on this, check out this article from Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood.
Also, check out the ATM’s full coverage of Charlie Sheen’s escapades: