Charlie Sheen fired from Two and a Half Men

Sitcom bosses sack controversial star of the hit stateside production.

CBS and Warner Brothers have confirmed that troubled actor Charlie Sheen has been fired from the hit comedy Two and a Half Men.

UPDATED: Charlie Sheen releases statement over his firing.

TV Line are reporting that CBS and Warner Brothers Television have jointly announced that Charlie Sheen has been fired from Two and a Half Men. The two companies have released a statement which provides details of the dismissal, noting the broadcaster and production company had taken ‘careful consideration’ over the parting of the ways with Sheen and the decision was of ‘immediate effect’.

“After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on “Two and a Half Men” effective immediately.”

Production on the hit sitcom had been suspended in light of the actors verbal attacks on its producer and creator Chuck Lorre. There was talk of recasting Sheen’s role in the comedy; but its unclear whether producers will go down that route or cancel Two and a Half Men completely.

Some within CBS believe the most obvious route would be to continue with the other key characters, however possible storylines include moving the core players to a new location or bringing new characters to change the story arc. Currently the plot revolves around all the action taking place in the home of Charlie Harper, played by Sheen. Lead co-stars are Jon Cryer, who plays Alan Harper Charlie’s on-screen brother and Angus T. Jones as Alan’s son Jake.

Updated: Charlie Sheen has responded to his firing by releasing the following statement to TMZ.

“This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshiscock again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension.”

The comedy airs on ITV2 in the UK.