Monday, March 7, 2011

Warner Bros. fires Charlie Sheen

We have purposefully stayed away from the Charlie Sheen story, but this is TV news that requires reporting.

Warner Bros. television has officially fired Sheen from "Two and a Half Men." The show has been on the air for eight seasons and is a consistent ratings and money earner for CBS and Warner Bros.

Everyone's wondering if the show can continue without Sheen and the answer is absolutely. While Sheen is treated as the star, the show has always seemed like more of a ensemble.

Jon Cryer and Holland Taylor are TV veterans more than capable of anchoring a comedy and providing the audience stability. However, the real question is whether the show should continue?

It had eight seasons, which is a strong run for a sitcom, it's thriving in syndication and CBS has "The Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother" as its comedy anchors. This is the time for the show to make as graceful an exit as possible at this point.

With all the controversy and hoopla surrounding it right now, it seems impossible that anyone would be able to focus on the show and not the behind the scenes shenanigans.

With all the craziness Sheen has caused in recent weeks this decision seemed inevitable. However, this won't be where the story ends, as Sheen has promised to sue Warner Bros. and CBS, and no doubt film it all.

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