BREAKING: CBS Halts Two and a Half Men For Remainder of Season

Charlie Sheen double-dog dared them, and they didn't flinch. CBS and Warner Bros. TV, the network and production house behind the megahit comedy Two and a Half Men, have formally shut down the show for the remainder of the season.

Why would they do that, you ask? Maybe because of these statements (listen to the full 19-minute MP3 audio below) made by the troubled Sheen against his boss Chuck Lorre on "The Alex Jones Radio Show" earlier today:

"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."

Here's the full radio rant (if it won't load, you can also listen here):



Chaim is the given name of series creator Chuck Lorre, whom Charlie verbally smacked around on the program earlier today. Sheen called Lorre a "turd" and claimed that "I'll go make movies with superstars and not work with idiots." Somewhere, Jon Cryer is living up to his name.

CBS and WBTV issued the following joint statement via e-mail this afternoon: "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."

Sheen has been at home getting treatment for substance abuse after a string of well-documented cocaine-and-porn-star incidents that would make even the most hedonistic envious. He's continually stated that he's okay to work, but CBS and WBTV, as well as others, wanted to give him more time. This morning he blasted Alcoholics Anonymous and said, "I have a disease? Bulls***! I cured it with my brain, with my mind. I'm cured. I’m done."

Two and a Half Men was supposed to film four more episodes this season, cutting the season total by only four episodes. Now it'll be eight down, for a season total of 16.

Note to self: do not mess with Chuck Lorre.


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I've never watched 'two and a half men' so i can't comment on its sheer brillance or utter stupidity but the 'charlie sheen show' wow that truly rocks!!! bring it on, charlie boy...looking forward too 'men at work II'
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hear hear, for al the notes about leaving Charlie alone. Amidst all the pub on his flamboyant attitude and lifestyle ALL show insiders report he shows up an time and knows his lines. Good for him for negotiating his reported 2M per ep, to that add whatevee his take on rerun rsiduals is. So he's nuts, so what? When he's broken any laws, the criminal justice system has stepped in. With his ex's, the civil justice system has made them well. If he a danger to himself? Probably but there are many folks on that list. My only opinion on the show is that I hope Cryer is getting his cut, he makes the show go.
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Charlie is not the only one with issues ... not sure on the exact percentage % (number) but everyone around the world (it includes all of america too ) have issues .. the number is high ... and it starts with the rich and trickles down to the poor.. who is at fault .. YOU R>>> leave the brother alone .. help him dont destroy him.. on that note .. help us all dont destroy us based on greed and vice >>> HOT SHOTS !!!!!
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I think people overreact when they say that this show should be cancelled becaused of Charlie Sheen or that he should be replaced. This is one of my favotite show because of the act of Charlie and Jon. If one of these actors got replaced the show would loose its glow and wouldn't be that funny anymore. I really hope it comes many more seasons with Charlie, Jon and Angus because they are really funny and without them there's no show. People should start thinking about the act's in the show not the act of the actors in their spare time. Many actors can do stupid things, but ask this question to yourself: Should it destroy a great show because of it? The answer from me is NO!
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I use to follow the show religiously, but after all the stunts Sheen has pulled, the show should be canceled indefinitely.

I have just thrown every season in the bin - what a waste due to common white trash.

People with a God complex, don't deserve to exist in show biz. Cancel this drug addicts ass CBS & Warner Bros.
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Wow! I'll have what he's having
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so whos side are you on mr. Levin's or mr. Estevez?
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This morning on Live with Regis, Donald Trump said that he wouldn't be surprised if CBS worked something out with Charlie Sheen. He said the Les Moonves is a very smart man and that Charlie's show is a cash cow. So what it comes down to is the almighty dollar.
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I love the how, but that is only because the writers are good. Everyone on the show plays a great part.. most of them better than Charlie Sheen. Personally I think he acts gay (just like his TV brother Alan) And he always is sitting with his legs all crossed. Looks stupid!! I think he can be easily replaced!!!! JMO
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I dont care his personal life. he makes me laugh so much and Charlie Harper is the important part not Charlie Sheen.He is also a good actor. i hope it will be ninth season. A man and a half man; doesnt sound good to me. there are over 14 million people agree with me.
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leave his **** ass a lone!!!!!!!!!!
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Charlie is a Holywood God!!!
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Charlie Sheen is a loser, a douche and a self-centered selfish prick He has no talent.
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Charlie Sheen is by far the most talented of Martin's children but it's unfortunate that his addictions(sex, boooze, drugs) are controlling his life. In my opinion, he is an incurable addict that is beyond help. Yes, Charlie Sheen does have alot to whine about-losing 7.8 milion dollars for the four episides that will not be shot means he has less money to spend on booze and women. I think what was appealing about 2.5 men was watching Charlie Sheen just be himself. I for one am glad the has been cancelled but I would like to see the show go on without Charlie. Either replace him or bring in an one of his illigitamate adult sons that acts just like him.
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He is a loser...nothing more to say!
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I'm surprised. But things happen. They don't have to end the show which has been very popular for all these years. They should change the story and replace him with a good actor. I wish Ross from Friends would be a part of this show. He is funnier. But I doubt that.
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well... why not continue the show just with Jon Cryer (Alan Harper) and Angus T. Jones (Jake Harper) ??
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Oh well to all of you self serving idiots, Charlie Sheen is clean and sober and trying to make a better place for himself. Opening his eyes to reality can be a hard task when live in the darkness for so long. I support him and think if this means better himself to stand up for what he believes in then so be it and if others cant accept this then screw them. You go Charlie! and to hell with anyone who can't support you for worse or better... and Better you will be .. Pants on fire in your new life.. eyes wide open!!! Way to GO
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Let Charlie go. He is disruptive and is tearing down a great show. Script: He has sold his house to (Patrick Warburton). Patrick agrees to let brother and son stay. Patrick has that same dry humor and will do a good job. Maybe someday Charlie could do a special, but under the current state of mind the show ends either now or within a year. Keep it alive with a different actor. Simular motif.
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:-( sad .............one of the best sitcom gone
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It's really a shame. The show is funny WITHOUT Charlie Sheen. I was tired of his hooker's, his drinking on TV show and off..........It's really a shame for the rest of the cast and crew to have to suffer over a loser like him. Maybe CBS can come up with another show for the cast and crew and leave Sheen to waller in his filth. When you climb to the top of the ladder, you're not suppose to stand on the very top because you will fall.
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I bet this is all made up by Sheen and Lorre. How hard I'll LMAO to the Sheen haters posting their comments on this article.
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Finally, Thank God!! the show was sooo over anyway, already way too boring, and repetative, and blunt.. I have been wondering who was really watching it and why.. it the same story over and over again for years! and as a lucky bastard who had the chance to act as himself and earn more than enough to spend on hookers and dope, Sheen is the very last person to utter the word "gratitude".. he is the very person to be grateful to everyone who made him something, someone -that he obviously cannot handle and does not deserve- and who bore the suffering of working with him all thorugh these years, no matter how f...ed up he lived and behaved.. it was time, thank you Lorre for ending this pain.. now we can wait and see how he will waste himself..
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Darn.
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To be honest the show has always been annoying anyway, nowhere near as funny as Friends or Frasier at there best and well sort of the best British sitcoms like The Office and Peep Show. Maybe Sheen should be a bit more grateful, he earns a fortune for basically playing himself and most weeks spends half the episode kissing anoother beautiful woman.
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I am really bummed, that this show was cancelled.

I would faithfully atch every week
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wow im sad but the repeats are ok but as good as new episodes i love chalrlie despite his pitfalls
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The companies just fail. Copyright, the hostage of the actors and so on!

Charlie is awesome!

Sad that it is over. Simply know that because South park was right: 1 episode cancel is total show cancel. Sad though!
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This gives me a hope that S... My Dad Says may get some additional episodes. It would be great, but it would be better with Two And A Half Men. :-)
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sigh....I used to really have a crush on that bad boy. But he's gone bad for real...parting is such sweet sorrow. He's just still climbing fool's hill or in his case fool's mountain..
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In truth, I stopped watching the show during the first season BECAUSE of Sheen. He is about as funny as a migraine and, to me, was the show's weakest link. He claims he's a whipping boy for the media? You reap what you sow, drug boy! Good riddance!
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Oh, man! This is terrible news! I love this show, it has been the best sit-com for all these years. I still hope they will change their mind.
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LOL, that guy is several lines short of an 8-ball..... and two and a half men is one of the worst shows to have ever "graced" our tv screens. Good riddance you pos! and unfortunately, hello never-ending syndication....
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And for the record, I believe people don't have total control over an addictive personality, but they darn sure have control over what they are addicted TO. You CHOOSE alcohol as your addiction. Focus your energy elsewhere. Go get addicted to catching butterflies, or doing charity work. Something. There was a time i was involved in that kind of scene and I have an extremely addictive personality. But then I grew up, and I realized that wasn't a good focus for my addiction. So I became a web designer, and I am quite addicted to that. I collect music, and I'm obsessively addicted to that. You just have to pick your poison, but it IS a choice. Right on, Charlie.
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Was it just me that laughed their butts off at that recording? Not too sure how "real and honest" he was being with this. Sounded more like a created character to ruffle some feathers. But assuming he meant every word... The man had a point, he HAS become the whipping boy in the media. Tons of slander and speculation. Every person has a breaking point before they tell people to shut the F up. Guess Charlie found his. Good for him. I also think Chuck took a pretty dirty shot with that vanity card. He should consider himself lucky he was only called a turd. I could think of much better words. Hey Chuck, can't handle the attack? Then stop dishing it out yourself. You get back what you put out. Simple as that.
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There are great actors out there who would love to take that part!!
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Poor Jon Cryer and August T Jones,What are they going to do?
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Wait one second. All we need is someone who can play a drunk with an ego. Someone call Robert Downey Jr and see if he could slip in for a few episodes. He has the comic timing for it. Just go for broke and say that Charlie needed some plastic surgery and came out looking like Robert.
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What a wat for a veteran series to go out, taken down by its own stars antics. I used to respect Charlie Sheen despite his faults. I thought he was funny on Spin City and even this show. But now he has just plain lost it. Jon Cryer and August T Jones will probably find work somewhere eventually but I feel sorry for the crew of the show that does not get paid the big bucks and do not get paid if there is nothing being filmed. Charlie is coming off as a selfish person and does not seem to understand or care that these people depend on this for a living. The fans of the show will likely not get a real finale to the show unless they can piece something together and get Charlie to behave. Otherwise the only chance is having a spin off with Alan and Jake to finish things off.
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This show is soooo cancelled. And Sheen will be living on the streets where he belongs
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So hold auditions for a replacement. How hard could it be to play a drunken sociopathic egomaniac? We'd all still watch, because we enjoy the comedy aspect, and could care less about Charlie Estevez.....oops, Sheen!
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Finally. He needs a lesson but I'm sorry for everyone else who works on this show.
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I agree with his comments about AA but he is a knob isn't he. Although I have to say I'm rather pleased the show is off the air. Won't have to sit through irritating ads for it. It is the most stupid show on television. And that's saying something.
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finally this crap show is stopped! i never got its appeal & i still think its ridiculous this douchebag is gettin so much money per episode!
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This show is long overdue for someone pulling the trigger with the gun at the head!
Good riddance!
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It is just so sad when you're in your forties and can't see that nobody, not even you, likes what you're doing.
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Sheen is a hack and 2.5 Men is a terrible show. Anyone who likes it doesn't have good taste. *puts flame suit on, zips up*
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It's about time! Charlie Sheen...YOU'RE THE IDIOT! It's clear this so called man( i prefer pig) doesn't give a rats ass about anybody but himself
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That was an incredible rant from a delusional psycho high on himself and the universe and I encourage you to listen to the whole rant to get the scope of this man's complete avoidance of any cause and effect. Pure, pure id.
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i can't decide if charlie sheen is absolutely insane or a guy most men wish they were, either way i bet he's having alot of fun (untill the aftereffects of his actions).
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