According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. and CBS have decided not to resume production on “Two and a Half Men” for the rest of the season following a lengthy tirade from star Charlie Sheen that included numerous swipes at series creator-exec producer Chuck Lorre.
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“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,” read a statement from CBS Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.
The studio made the decision Thursday afternoon as recordings of Sheen’s interview with syndicated radio host Alex Jones went viral on the Internet. Sheen vented at Lorre, blaming the veteran showrunner for the shutdown of the show. He made remarks that could be construed as anti-Semitic in referring to Lorre by his given name, Charles Levine.
“OK, last I checked, Chaim, I spent I think close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold, and the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write,” Sheen said.
Sheen has been in the headlines non-stop ever since Warner Bros. stopped production on the CBS comedy Jan. 28 in an effort to force him into rehab treatment.
Sheen’s camp and the studio agreed earlier this month to resume production on Monday after assurances from Sheen that he was giving up his hard-partying lifestyle. But in the interview with Jones, Sheen indicated he was angry at having been forced into rehab and for having to apologize for his increasingly erratic behavior that accelerated during “Men’s” production hiatus over the holidays.
Reps for Sheen and Lorre declined comment.
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