Thursday, February 24, 2011

Work on 'Two and a Half Men' halted after Charlie Sheen radio rant

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Charlie Sheen's latest radio rant apparently triggered a decision by producers to cancel production on his hit TV comedy "Two and a Half Men."

CBS placed the sitcom on "production hiatus" after the actor began rehab treatments in the wake of an emergency hospital visit in late January. The show was scheduled to resume taping on four more episodes next week.

"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 network and studio said in a joint statement Thursday.

Sheen appeared to challenge producers to take action earlier Thursday when he was a guest on "The Alex Jones Radio Show."

"I was told if I went on the attack, they would cancel the show and all that, so I'm just sort of seeing if they're telling the truth or not," Sheen told Jones.

Sheen said if the show was canceled, he would "go make movies with superstars instead of working with idiots."

The actor also had unkind words for show co-creator Chuck Lorre.

A short time after the cancellation was announced, Sheen sent a written statement to celebrity news website TMZ.

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