'Two and a Half Men' shuts down for the season
The hit CBS show is immediately stopping production for the rest of the season, even though Sheen was originally scheduled to return to the set next week.
"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," the companies said in a joint statement.
In case you missed it, the troubled actor said some pretty nasty things on Jones' show. He called "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre a "turd" and made it clear that he didn't think the wildly popular show could survive without him. "Do what you're gonna do -- I'll go make movies," he said in the interview.
But that's not all. Sheen continued his rant by making a few comments to TMZ: "I violently hate (Lorre)," the actor said. "He's a stupid, stupid little man and a (expletive) punk that I'd never want to be like. That's me being polite."
The actor's public rage didn't end there. After it was announced that the show was done for the season, Sheen sent an open letter to TMZ, blasting Lorre again.
According to our partner TheWrap.com, Warner Bros. TV insiders are suggesting that the company has no intention of paying Sheen the rest of his salary. (He earns $1.8 million per episode.)
The show went into hiatus in late January after Sheen began an in-home rehab program. Production had to pause then because the star had to be hospitalized for a stomach hernia after an alleged wild party at his house on Jan. 27. He was released the next day.
Twenty-four episodes were originally planned for this season of "Two and a Half Men," but it was cut to 20 after Sheen started rehab. Now, the episode count will stand at 16, all of which have aired.