has ended its contract with Two and a
Half Men star Charlie Sheen.
careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen's
services on Two and a Half Men
effective immediately," said Warner Bros. in a statement.
reportedly informed Sheen of his termination via letter on Monday. The star had
another season left on his contract for CBS' Men.
on Men was shuttered for the rest of
this season on Feb. 24 following insulting statements made by Sheen about the
show and its producers. Sheen subsequently appeared on numerous TV and
radio interviews last week behaving erratically.
No decision has been made about the future of Men without Sheen.
Following the news of his firing, Sheen released a statement to TMZ.com saying it was "very good news."
If CBS and
Warner Bros. decide not to produce a ninth season, Warner Bros. stands to take
approximately $80 million in losses because of the shortening of the show's
first syndication cycle.