Shortly after news spread Monday that Warner Bros. Television had fired Charlie Sheen from Two and a Half Men, the actor told TMZ.com that "this is very good news."
TVGuide.com voters: Cancel Two and a Half Men!
"This is very good news," Sheen told the site. "They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshisc--- again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension."
Sheen's reaction follows...
Ellen Turner, Helen Ashe
So do TV viewers during the Great Recession like to watch shows about benevolent rich folks or those aiming to get rich?
Secret Millionaire, premiering on ABC more than two years after Fox dumped it, attracted some 12.6 million haves and have-nots at 8/7c Sunday, boosting the two shows that followed it. An hour later, Undercover Boss lured 10.9 million on CBS, according to preliminary Nielsen figures.
American Idol 13
American Idol will pre-tape Wednesday night's performance show tomorrow, rather than have all 13 finalists sing live. In every season until now, the show has always gone live after selecting the final group. But this year, that group — the Top 13 — has become a little unwieldy.
Two and a Half Men is done with Charlie Sheen.
As the very public meltdown of Sheen continues to unfold, the powers that be behind TV's top-rated sitcom have decided that the actor has done irreparable harm to the show. As a result, CBS, Warner Bros. TV and executive producer Chuck Lorre announced Monday that they were pulling the plug on the actor for good.
The decision gives the network and studio more time to plot out a future without Sheen — if there is a future at all. Firing Sheen rather than canceling Two and a Half Men opens up the possibility of...
Mel and Mike
Amazing Race: Unfinished Business got down, dirty and cold in Japan this week — so cold that Season 14 alums Mel and Mike White opted for medical attention during the frog-searching mud pit Detour, which ultimately booked them a trip home. "It was such a tough race. They wanted to make it tough because we had all experienced it already," Mel tells TVGuide.com. "It was too tough for me." Still, the 70-year-old writer says he and Mike — who is working on the upcoming HBO series Enlightened — have no regrets about throwing in the towel.
Marc Anthony will reprise his guest-starring Hawthorne role as a series regular, TNT announced Monday.
The Grammy-winning singer played police Detective Nick Renata in two episodes last season. His newly expanded role in the medical drama comes as nurse Christina Hawthorne (Jada Pinkett Smith) struggles with the news she's pregnant by her on-again-off-again flame, Dr. Tom Wakefield (Michael Vartan).
Charlie Sheen may have found a new business partner in billionaire Mark Cuban.
According to ESPN, the owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks is talking with Sheen about developing a program for HDNet, which Cuban owns.