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TWO AND A HALF MEN: CBS Cancels Season 8: Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Two and a Half Men

CBS has canceled production of Charlie Sheen‘s Two and a Half Men. The Two and A Half Men cancelation is only for new episodes this season, not for the entire series. The show has not been canceled. The reason for this move by CBS is because of remarks Charlie Sheen made on the nationally syndicated radio show The Alex Jones Show.

“I was told if I went on the attack, they would cancel the show and all that and so I’m just sort of seeing if they’re telling the truth or not,” Charlie claimed to host Alex Jones in an interview for his radio show, “The Alex Jones Show,” on Thursday, referring to his CBS bosses.

“Are they happy with the $5 billion they already made off me or do they think they can turn it into $10 [billion] in a couple more seasons?” Charlie continued. “I’m just saying, you know [the show] is a runaway freakin’ juggernaut.”

Charlie made it abundantly clear he doesn’t believe the show can survive without him, telling Alex, “Watch your ratings, dudes. Watch your stupid ratings.

“Do what you’ve gotta do — I’ll go make movies with superstars and not work with idiots,” he threatened.

The cancelation was announced just hours after Charlie Sheen made comments about CBS management and Alcoholics Anonymous on February 24, 2011.

“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,” CBS said in a statement late Thursday night.

After this statement was released, Charlie had his own statement, especially for Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre.

The 45-year-old also blasted show creator Chuck Lorre, calling him a “turd” while claiming that he embarrassed Chuck “in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his un-evolved mind cannot process.”

“What does this say about Haim Levine [Chuck Lorre] after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me. I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows … I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can’t handle my power and can’t handle the truth,” Sheen said in an open letter, posted on TMZ’s website.

Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, minus Charlie Sheen, Two and A Half Men

Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, minus Charlie Sheen, Two and A Half Men

No matter how bad his off-set conduct is, there is no way CBS cancels Two and A Half Men. That is their golden goose. Howard Stern mentioned on his show a few weeks ago how much money Two and a Half Men generates for CBS and I was amazed. The show is actually funny and I can see why its lasted nearly a decade. Most would say that this production halt should have happened a long time ago. Many will say Charlie Sheen had this coming. I feel sorry for the staff on the show that depends on the show for a living but this move by CBS doesn’t hurt Charlie in the slightest. They still have to pay him, don’t they? He didn’t default on his contract. What do you think of this situation?


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