Two and a Half Men has been shut down for the remainder of the season, due to Charlie Sheen's verbal onslaught against Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre earlier today. Here are some excerpts from that interview below.
"I violently hate Chaim Levine (Chuck Lorre). He's a stupid, stupid little man and a p**sy punk that I'd never want to be like. That's me being polite. All I want is to bring my family together, and I have to deal with all this B.S. politics. That piece of s**t [Lorre] took money out of my pocket, my family's pocket, and, most importantly, my second family -- my crew's pocket. You can tell him [Lorre] one thing. I own him."
Those comments apparently lead to the network and studio pulling the plug on the show for the rest of the season. Here's the joint statement made by CBS and Warner Bros. Television regarding the shut-down below.
"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."
We reported at the end of January that the show was going on hiatus, due to star Charlie Sheen entering rehab to address substance abuse problems. A few days later, it was believed that Charlie Sheen would be ready to return to the show at the end of February, although those plans have now been scrapped.
Two and a Half Men has already aired all of the current episodes they filmed before the hiatus. It isn't clear if the show will be shut down for good quite yet.