It was bound to happen some might say, Charlie Sheen is still the king even if it is a self-proclaimed title. “The Anger Management” star will probably be pleased to hear that his former employer made an announcement to end “Two and a Half Men”. The long running show will be drawing to a close with the upcoming 12th season. The CBS show reached an all-time low in viewership which allowed Sheen to pounce on the opportunity to take a jab at the show’s new star, Ashton Kutcher on his 36 birthday.
Sheen took to Twitter and posted the following:
‘hey Jr. who needs to Shut the F*** up NOW?
‘Nice try “Blunder-Study” I’m the King u r a jester, at best-er’.
Ouch! Sheen was fired from the show following controversial comments about the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre, and CBS. The comedian is well-known for his off-screen antics which include booze, woman and the occasional run in with the law, but his ongoing pattern of inappropriate behavior and negative comments toward Lorre and the network landed him in hot water. FX immediately capitalized on the opportunity to launch “Anger Management” which stars Sheen, and features his father Martin Sheen. The Series broke a ratings record with 5.74 million viewers on its series debut night, which ranks as the most-watched sitcom premiere in cable history.
It is reported that creator, Chuck Lorre, “will be creating a season-long event to send it off,” according to Nina Tassler, the network’s chief. She spoke at a news conference in New York saying:
“Chuck is very psyched about this,” “He’s got some great ideas and very big surprises.”
When asked if Sheen would return to the show:
“I would like to see whatever Chuck would like to.”
“Chuck knows his show better than me…he has a lot of surprises in store, I don’t know if that’s one of them.”
Kutcher replaced Sheen to join the original cast which include Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones.
We managed to find this nifty little tool over at “Graph TV,” a site that indexes the IMDB ratings of TV shows. Clearly fans were more interested when bad boy Sheen was still around; leaving Kutcher in the dust as the stats speaks for itself! Any fans out there sad to see the show drawing to a close?
A quick look at the IMDB Ratings for “Two and a Half Men”
A quick look at the IMDB Ratings for “Anger Management”