WBTV to Charlie Sheen: "You're Fired!"

I don't know if you know this, but Charlie Sheen has gotten himself into a wee bit of trouble. And now that trouble is way more official. Warner Bros. TV, the production house behind CBS's mega-hit and mega-in-trouble Two and a Half Men, has pink-slipped Sheen from the show with an 11-page termination letter.

The decision hardly comes as a surprise, but the official-ness of the situation puts the future of both the show and Sheen's career in jeopardy. With Sheen almost guaranteed to be out-of-the-picture for a return to Men, the next questions are whether the show will go on at all—and if it does, who, if anybody, will replace him?

CBS has allegedly been talking to actor John Stamos about taking over the Two and a Half Men spotlight as a new character. With so much at stake and a writers' room that is as well-oiled a machine as anything else on TV, at least making an attempt at keeping Two and a Half Men on the air makes good business sense. Plus, Stamos won't command the million-dollars-plus that Charlie earned per episode.

As for what's next for Sheen, well, we'll have to see how this thing pans out. He has pretty much ruined any opportunity he had at working on a real film or TV show, but there are plenty of vultures out there who will pay good money for wacky celebrity cameos. Make no mistake, Sheen is now officially a "wacky celebrity," right up there with Gary Busey, Screech from Saved by the Bell, and Mel Gibson. Plus, there's always porn.


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Being a business Man all my life in any company I owned I always believed a person should have a second chance I only had one bad apple out of all the years that I employed many put food on there tables and became friends with them all well my one bad apple became one of my best employees just because i wouldn't fire him every one has to eat no matter how much money you make i this case I believe his Boss is totally wrong to fire him most company's give as much as times three chances to try helping the person make things better now to change something in the middle of a show with a different face should never happen I think they should have gave Charlie a second chance it only makes the company a bad name then people really get a bad taste toward there network we all have faults but when we see them we all change them I say put Charlie back and give him a chance but all Bosses are different aren't we so that makes me a good boss and CBC a bad company guess I'll watch a different network now
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I love charlie but if he's replaced think of Scott Baio or his brother not a bad idea.
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if no charlie im not watching !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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i still love charlie and i love that show no one is perfect i say he should buy the show keep going
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i guess that's it for Two and a half men then... no1 can replace Charlie as Charlie, RIP was by far the best sit-com in my opinion!
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winning
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I say Charlie should buy the rights of two and a half men and continue with the show
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Good stuff, glad to see the piece of garbage off the air. If any one of us pulled the antics he did we'd be put away for a long time. Sick of the crap celebs get away with.
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i still love u charlie we all a little crazy sometimes
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I will NOT watch the show WITHOUT Charlie.

I watch him on this show because he makes me laugh, I really don't care what he does in his personal life. It's his business. Although I do hope he gets better, so much.
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i will not watch this show with out charlie ,The producers can pay someone else less money . Its all about money.
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Charlie should get his act together! i love two and half men and i don't it to get axed! yes it will be hard to replace Charlie Sheen! i wonder what there gonna do?
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what about david duchovny? . he is the best replacement for charlie sheen .
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Theres no 2 and a 1/2 without charlie, he was the show. He did the smart talking, the fun acting , everything. And yes, characters like Evelyn and Berta are great and practically the funiest ones, but just because the way the interac with charlie. its like "lets make The Ellen Degenerous Show without Ellen." senseless.
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I love John Stamos, But he is not Charlie
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nvm... read tru the letter article.... ooohhh, that is what all the fuse is about.. is just charlie being MORE charlie... OK.
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I don`t like teh show... imo is no funny and quite boring... but for taste the world, right?
That said for Stamos, i`ll give another try... such a nice man to look at, lol

btw: I`ve under a rock... what is the big deal about Sheen lately?
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Well, there goes the funniest sitcom since The Drew Carrey show.. what a shame.
Don't bother replacing him, it'll just tank.
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I agree, there is no show without charlie... CBS if you didnt like things he was doing,(also agree, should be no concern if he was doing his job) but should have just sent him off on a vacation for a while, and made him go to drug rehab. would have been better. was a good show, you just threw away .. not happy..
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You don't need Charlie Sheen. The cast you have will do fine without him. Don't replace Charlie....... The show will be great without him... Marty Kyllo
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They ousted Charlie Sheen; what the 'H' man?!
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2 and 1/2 men is dead and cbs should just save their money cause it will be a waste a film putting the show out without charlie and also CBS deserves what they get they shouldnt have cancelled Cold Cae either slowly CBS is killing themselves
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The show was never funny anyway but somehow stayed alive for so long, so it's about time a legit reason came for them to pull it.
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Two and a half men without Charlie??? Perhaps it'll work (who knows? everything can happen), but I think it'll be just really slow murder...
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no one can replace charlie sheen, it just wouldn't work. and to all the people saying emilio estevez should replace him... well that's kinda hard since his character was already used as charlie's friend and died a few seasons back.
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I can remember Dallas and when JR decided to make his move to ask for more monet thank goodness they had the sense to give it to him as no one could have replaced him ,the same goes for Charlie Sheen . WB suck it up and give him his show back !
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With practically any other show it would be simpler just to cancel the show rather than to try and replace a main actor, however it is doing so well that CBS can probably afford the risk and could get at least one more season out of it. Although I think it would just be simpler to cancel since it won't give Sheen grounds for suing.
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Just as I predicted - about time. Good bye Mr. God Complex, enjoy the unemployment line - this is sadly what happens when you are under the impression that the sun shines out of your a_s. Thank you ECLIPSE.
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It will be tough to keep the show going, but it has a chance. It's not like I'm happy that they fired him, but something had to be done. I agree that it was long overdue. But did they seriously think that, what, two weeks in rehab would fix him? How much time passed since they put the show on hiatus and the day he was supposed to start shooting again?

John Stamos is a good pick I guess. His father or brother won't do it, that would be pretty back-stabby, and they've both been on the show already anyway
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Remember folks when you forget lines during outtakes then the activities you do are affecting your job....Hmm I wonder if the lines the little girl on the bernie mac show missed during its outtakes meant she was on heroine?
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I liked the show, too. Think it will most likely suck without him. But I'd like to see them try and see if it works. If not for anything else but get some sort of closure. Maybe his brother will get the house. If I were the writers, I would have his brother's ex wife divorce her husband, and the husband move it and take Sheen's place.
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It's a shame. Really loved the show with Charlie. Their is no replacement. If he only kept his mouth shut and went to rehab. maybe it wouldn't be the end of Two and A Half men. Was great while It lasted!
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Who do you think would be a good replacement for Charlie?
I have to say that Stamos doesn't really work for me how about Jason Priestley (Call me Fitz)?
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The show will live one more season without him, I hope it'll live more than that.
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He is a jerk alright, but the show won't last long w/o him. I guess this is the end of it :'(
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Stupid man, he killed the greatest comedy ever. Damn him.
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i agreed, love the show, but come no charlile, have some respect
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Finally! He seems like such a jerk!
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Get his brother Emilio Estevez to take his place! He'd be the perfect substitute for his brother in Two and Half Men. How come no one ever thought of that. Clean shaven, same demeanor, he could certainly be as good an actor, but without all the problems!
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"At least he can collect unemployment."

I'm still laughing.



John Stamos is a great actor, and I think that it will be a great choice as a replacement or an addition
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In today's world everybody is expendable and can be quickly replaced. My suggestion to Chuck Lorre is to check the unemployment line and find some undiscovered soul. I know lots of folks that would love a shot at fame and fortune...myself included!
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That's one "WINNING" picture there, in the head of the article. It's seriously perfect.
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Chuck Lorre please read this! Sheen only said the words written by someone else. He was an actor, loved him but he's expendable. Here is what to do: Charlie dies. Walked in front of a bus while calling for a hooker on his cellphone, (teach us all a lesson about distraction) Left everything to Jake in a Trust. Jake gets weekly allowances which he usually blows, Alan is still broke, always trying to borrow money. Berta moves in and has wayward weirdo kids, boyfriends, and what have you dropping in. Taylor Holland steps up her appearances to visit grandson Jake. Partially to see if she can't finagle money out of the Trust and to check in on Jake. Judith and Herb have more air time since Alan is the father of their baby. Alan could find Charlie's "Little black book" and adventures ensue as he tries to notify all 852 women in person about Charlie's untimely demise. P.S. If you use this I want to view one taping of one episode. You are a hilarious God!
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Charlie Sheen was the entire show, without him not much sense to carry on. Still it's such a load of politically correct BS to go mess with the guy after fueling his addictions for so many years, while turning a blind eye, so the show could live off them. He didn't steal his money, and whatever he did with whomever was ok to do it, doesn't concern anybody. Still funny to see how nobody in the network cared when he was accused of threatening his exes with knives, but a cocaine fueled bender with 5-6 teenager (18-19 no?) pornstars, there of their own accord, and away goes his contract.
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I think it is about time....enough is enough already! That doesn't mean you need to cancel it though! That is the greatest show ever....but the rest of the actors are just as worthy of keeping the show on the air...maybe even more so than Charlie Sheen! Get Martin Short or Bill Murray or Robin Williams...anyone in that category could do the job! Heck put Betty White in there....she would make it right!
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I'm going to make two predictions. One, Two and a Half Men WILL fail without Charlie Sheen. I don't have to be psychic to figure that one out, I'm just remembering my television history. Nine times out of ten a show will fail when they try to replace the "star", as snake63 stated earlier with the Spin City analogy.

Two, I disagree with Tim Surette who wrote the charming little piece above. How he blithely writes off Charlie Sheen's career is insulting. Especially when he clumps him in with two actors that weren't very popular to begin with. I mean really, Screech? He was on one show for a few years, and the only reason he became "famous" or "infamous" is because he did a skin flick. And Gary Busy? He had a mildly successful career in the 70's and 80's. He doesn't even deserve to be linked to Screech. I would like to remind our esteemed writer that many people these days can pull themselves out of a situation such as this and start to work again. Several come to mind. I see that he mentioned Mel Gibson. Hmm. I just checked to see if he is working in the movies, or if you will find him on the next celebrity reality show. He actually has two movies coming out this year. So does Gary Busey, just in case Mr. Surette is interested.

Charlie Sheen is human. Charlie Sheen has an addiction. Charlie Sheen needs help, not criticism. It's easy for us not celebrity folk to sling the trash. We think it should be so easy for any celebrity to drop the drugs and self destruction. They have money and fame. What could be so bad in their life that they want to throw it away with this type of behavior? We do not live in Charlie Sheen's shoes. We don't know what his life is like when the camera goes off and everyone goes home. We don't know the kind of demons he has to wrestle in order to function day after day.

Please be aware that I am in no way advocating or excusing drug use or the type of behavior he has engaged in. I am not a doctor or a counselor. I also have never been addicted to anything other than soda and chocolate. My life has been touched by a family members addiction however. I know stopping is not easy.

My heart goes out to the whole Sheen family. I also feel bad for his fellow actors. Jon Cryer has worked pretty consistently over the years but he hasn't seen success, such as this, since the 80's.

This is opinion is my own and can be taken however one wishes.
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I think a funny flip to the show could be hire a female actor to take charlies spot and introduce her as charlie on female hormones (shemale). Jake is a full man almost now so it could still be two and a half men. LOL If they cant do that then send charlie off to europe to report on sports there and bring his european cousin to live in his apartment with his brother and nephew and keep the show going. People like a twist to things anyways. Then if Sheen can get his act together bring him back in a ydear or two.
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Now that he is out of work NBC should offer him Steve Carrel's old job on The Office.
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This is the second-best outcome. Best would have been for Sheen to come back next season, only to find out that the writers have "uncle Charlie" finally coming out of the closet...
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I think the reason Charlie wasn't fired much earlier is due to the fact that the producers didn't quite have an exit strategy planned for Charlie Harper. Three's Company and CSI didn't sink to the bottom of the ratings when Suzanne Sommers and William Petersen left. As much as I enjoyed watching Charlie Sheen play himself, the show will go on. Perhaps John Stamos will be a long forgotten cousin or a brother Alan and Charlie didn't know they had. I like John Stamos and I'll definately be watching the show.
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