At this point nothing Charlie Sheen could say or do should surprise me, and yet I still managed to be surprised! TMZ has the scoop, and the audio. Calling Thomas Jefferson a p—y and saying Chuck Lorre’s real name is “Hymie”… I imagine there is some consternation at CBS and Warner Bros this afternoon.
A month ago I’d have bet there was no chance things could derail so badly that Two and a Half Men might end. I still doubt that will happen, but after listening to today’s rant, I’d definitely put the chances at better than 0%.
Update: TMZ reached Sheen for comment in the Bahamas.
Update 2 5:26p PT: The answer to the question in the original headline of “Charlie Sheen’s Latest Rant; Could He Take Down ‘Two and a Half Men’ Yet?” is at least “sort of.”
CBS and Warner Bros announced that production has been shut down for the rest of the season (there were 4 episodes remaining to produce, already down from 8 due to Sheen).
In a joint statement CBS and Warner Bros said: 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.