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Charlie Sheen's radio rant sidelines his sitcom

posted 25 Feb 2011, 11:01 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 25 Feb 2011, 11:04 ]
Charlie Sheen's popular sitcom "Two and A Half Men" has been cancelled for the rest of the season by CBS Network.
REUTERS / HOLLYWOOD.TV / WARNER BROS. TELEVISION - Actor Charlie Sheen's radio rant brings "Two and A Half Men" to a screeching halt.

Television network CBS cancelled production of its top rated comedy following Sheen's expletive-filled attack against the show's producer.

"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 the show's makers said in a statement.

This isn't the first time drama has caused a shut down for the sitcom.

Last month Sheen was persuaded to seek help following a wild 36-hour party at his home that ended with him being hospitalized for abdominal pains.

The TV show's audience numbers have remained strong despite Sheen's well-publicized personal problems.

Weekly it attracts about 15 million U.S. viewers.

Alicia Powell, Reuters.