1:31pm PT by THR Staff
Charlie Sheen Literally Out of the 'Two and a Half Men' Picture (Photo)
Charlie Sheen is literally out of the picture of Two and a Half Men. Warner Bros. has removed a massive promotional banner for the show from its Burbank studio wall that featured the actor, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones. The publicity shot has been replaced with a simple black banner displaying the show's name. (In photo at left, the left half is of the original art and the right half is of the replacement banner.)
Warner Bros. TV ousted Sheen from the CBS comedy in March, a week-and-a-half after the studio halted production for the remainder of Men’s season, stating: "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."
WBTV's actions followed Sheen's attack on showrunner Chuck Lorre in various radio and television interviews.
That '70s Show alum Ashton Kutcher joined the show as Sheen's replacement last month. He alerted fans of his new sitcom gig via Twitter, asking "What's the square root of 6.25?" The answer: 2 1/2.
And despite Sheen's prediction that the show would tank with Kutcher, CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves exuded confidence Thursday, saying he's heard talk of "huge numbers," even "AFC championship- type" ratings for this fall's Two and a Half Men season premiere with its new star.