CBS Shuts Down 'Two and a Half Men' Following Day of Charlie Sheen Rants02/25/2011, Tracey Harrington McCoy
After two shocking and barely coherent outbursts from Charlie Sheen on Thursday, CBS and Warner Bros. Television shut down production of 'Two and a Half Men' for the rest of the season.
Early Thursday, Sheen slammed 'Two and a Half Men' co-creator Chuck Lorre, calling him a clown in a radio interview. Later in the day, in an interview with TMZ.com, he went even further saying he hated Lorre.
"I violently hate Chaim Levine [Chuck Lorre]. He's a stupid, stupid little man and a p***y punk that I'd never want to be like. That's me being polite. That piece of s**t took money out of my pocket, my family's pocket and, most importantly, my second family -- my crew's pocket. You can tell him one thing: I own him," Sheen ranted to TMZ.
Mere hours after Sheen's second interview, CBS and Warner Bros. Television released the following statement: "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." TMZ was the first to report the news.