CBS, Warner pull plug on season of Sheen’s sitcom

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Warner had already planned to cut this season’s 24 planned episodes to 20 because of the hiatus. Now, CBS is left with a total of 16 episodes of its cornerstone Monday comedy, all of which have aired.

The network and studio had tolerated Sheen’s recent misadventures, part of a long-checkered life. He went into rehab in January, reportedly at home, after three hospitalizations in three months. The most recent was a brief hospital stay that followed a 911 call in which he was described as very intoxicated.

In the interview with Jones, Sheen had harsh words for Alcoholics Anonymous. He referred to it as a “bootleg cult” with a 5 percent success rate, compared to his own “100 percent” success rate.

One of the group’s mottos, he said, is, “‘Don’t be special. Be one of us.’ News flash: I am special and I will never be one of you.”

When Jones told Sheen he sounded like Jefferson, Sheen dismissed the U.S. founding father with a rude insult.

“It may be lonely up here but I sure like the view, Alex,” he said.

Sheen referred to himself as a new sheriff in town who has an “army of assassins.”

“If you love with violence and you hate with violence, there’s nothing that can be questioned,” said Sheen, who played a soldier in the war film “Platoon.”

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