CBS and Warner Brothers have decided to cancel the hit sitcom Two And A Half Men following rants from it's star, Charlie Sheen. Sheen let his opinions of his boss, Chuck Lorre (otherwise known as Chaim Levine) fly during an appearance on a talk show and also in a letter on February 24, 2011. Despite earning over $2 million dollars per week, and despite Two And A Half Men's popularity as a hit number one comedy, Sheen effectively conveyed his feelings regarding the show's executives.
Content from the interview on the Alex Jones Show effectively conveys Sheen's disdain. Sheen stated: "I violently hate Chaim Levine [Chuck Lorre]. He's a stupid, stupid man and a p**sy punk that I'd never want to be like. That's me being polite." Sheen went on to say "All these guys told me to 'clean it up.' Well this is me cleaning it the f**k up." Sheen indicated that all he wanted was to "bring my family back together, and I have to deal with all this B.S. politics." Sheen went on to declare that Lorre is a "piece of s**t [who] took money out of my pocket, my family's pocket, and most importantly, my second family - my crew's pocket" and furthered: "You can tell him [Lorre] one thing. I own him." Sheen also penned a letter claiming Lorre was a "contaminated little maggot [who] can't handle my power and can't handle the truth."
CBS issued a statement in reference to Sheen's rants which read: "Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct, and condition, CBS and Warner Bros TV have decided to discontinue production of Two And A Half Men for the remainder of the season."