Two and a Half Men’s producers have halted the series after troubled star Charlie Sheen rampaged against its creator during a series of bizarre interviews.
Charlie, who is currently on holiday with ex wife Brooke Mueller, current girlfriend Natalie Kenly and porn star Bree Olson, took fire at series creator Chuck Lorre during interviews with Alex Jones’s radio show and gossip site TMZ.
A spokesperson for producer Warner Bros said: “Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conducts and condition, CBS and Warner Bros have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season.”
During an interview with US radio show The Alex Jones Show Charlie expressed his anger at Chuck Lorre, who recently joked about the actor’s troubles.
The series creator said that he lived a healthy lifestyle and would be mad if hellraiser Charlie outlived him.
Charlie explained he did not find the joke funny and described Chuck as a “clown.”
He continued: “I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his un-evolved mind cannot process.
“I’ve spent, I think, close to the last decade, I don’t know, effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans in to gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write.”
He carried on spitting vitriol in an interview with website TMZ, calling Chuck “a stupid, stupid little man and a p***y punk that I never want to be like.”
Filming of Two and a Half Men had already been temporarily halted after Charlie was rushed to hospital in January following a three-day bender.
He was reported to be receiving rehabilitation treatment at his Los Angeles home.
The actor didn’t take kindly to the news yesterday that his show had now been cancelled.
In an open letter published on TMZ, he said: “I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can’t handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon.
“Clearly I have defeated this little earthworm with my words – imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists.”
During the radio interview Charlie had explained why he felt he could be so outspoken, saying: “I’ve got magic. I’ve got poetry at my fingertips.
“Why give an interview when you can give a warning. I’m not fair game. I’m not a soft target. It’s over. There’s a new sheriff in town. And he has an army of assassins.”