The fact that Charlie Sheen has serious behavior issues is not a secret anymore. There is more than a year since Sheen is on the first page of every newspaper, being the main topic of gossip. On Monday he was fired from “Two and a half men” the top-rated comedy that brought him fame and success (and also a lot of money).
The producers of “Two and a half men” justify their decision by painting the actor as a self-destructive, sick addict who’s deteriorating mentally and physically while scorning those who have tried to help him. In an official statement Warner Bros Television said that “After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on ‘Two and a Half Men’ effective immediately.”
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Anyway, this is not a big surprise for anyone considering that ten days ago, Charlie insulted the producer and co-creator of the comedy, Chuck Lorre, by calling him a “clown” and a “ stupid, stupid little man”. This was actually the moment when Chuck Lorre decided that Sheen had a lot of chances to recover himself, but he ignored them.
Warner Bros Television sent to the actor’s lawyer an unusual 11 pages personal appeal, advising him to get Charlie the treatment he needs : “Focus your energies on what no one so far has been able to do: get your client the sustained, rigorous and effective treatment he so urgently needs. It is clear that [Sheen] has no intention of agreeing to the intensive evaluation and treatment that his condition requires.”
Anyhow, two days ago, Warner Bros Television were undecided whether the show will continue or not. The comedy, in which Sheen plays a womanizing bachelor, is a huge generator of advertising revenue for CBS and makes millions in syndication rights for Warner Bros.
Meanwhile it seems they are planning something considering they are looking a replacement for Sheen. With names like Rob Lowe and John Stamos already being thrown around, it’s “reasonable to expect” executives are looking at actors who could revive TV’s No. 1 comedy.