'Two and a Half Men' Production Shut Down Following Charlie Sheen Rant

5:31 PM PST 02/24/2011 by THR Staff
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Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer

CBS and Warner Bros. Television react to controversial, anti-Semitic comments from the actor about show creator Chuck Lorre.

CBS and Warner Bros. have canceled the remaining season of Two and a Half Men.

The move follow controversial comments from Charlie Sheen about the show's creator, Chuck Lorre on a radio program Thursday.

Here's the statement below:
 
"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."

The move was not unexpected: Before lashing out at Lorre during an interview on the syndicated Alex Jones Show, Sheen said he was told that if he went on "attack" execs would cancel the show.

During Sheen's lengthy tirade on the program, he repeatedly refered to Lorre as "Chaim Levine," and said he spent "close to the last decade effortlessly and magically" converting Lorre's "tin can into pure gold."

Later, Sheen told TMZ he "violently hated" Lorre and that he "owned" him.

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