Warner Bros. has terminated their highest paid sitcom actor effective immediately.
March 7, 2011
In a statement today, Warner Bros. announced that they have fired Charlie Sheen from the hit series 'Two and a Half Men'. This news brings to an end the public feud between the actor and the studio over the past month, during which the show was placed on production hiatus and later had its current season cut short.
Warner Bros. Television had this to say in their statement:
"After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen's services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately."
With Sheen now gone from the series, the show is left without its biggest star and its future uncertain. The absence of an outright cancellation of Two and a Half Men leaves room for the network and studio to continue on with the show, possibly bringing in a new star to take Sheen's place.
There is already an existing deal for the show to air new episodes in the 2011-2012 season, but that will now depend on if CBS and the studio find a way to move forward with the show.
(Source: TV by the Numbers)