“After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately,” the studio said in an e-mail, as reported by Vulture.
TMZ cites a letter sent by Warner Bros. to Sheen’s lawyer, which states that Sheen’s contract can be terminated because “there is ample evidence supporting Warner Bros. reasonable good faith opinion that Mr. Sheen has committed felony offenses involving moral turpitude (including but not limited to furnishing of cocaine to others as part of the self-destructive lifestyle he has described publicly) that have ‘interfere]d] with his ability to fully and completely render all material services required’ under the agreement.”
Vulture notes that no decision has been made regarding the show’s future. If the rumors about John Stamos stepping in are true, it’s entirely likely this could become the John Stamos/Jon Cryer show. Although if Warner Bros. and CBS were truly inspired, they’d cast Andrew McCarthy or James Spader opposite Cryer and start kickin’ “Two and a Half Men” “Pretty in Pink”-style. Hey, I’d watch.
Naturally, Sheen responded by releasing a statement to TMZ that involved whales, warlocks and a word I can’t use on the Washington Post Web site.
I’d conduct an online survey to see whether you readers think this firing is appropriate. But honestly, what’s the point?