updated 03/07/2011 AT 6:15 PM ET
•originally published 03/07/2011 AT 4:55 PM ET
Charlie Sheen just got his pink slip.
“After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately,” Warner Bros. says in a statement.
His firing places the future of the hit CBS sitcom in doubt. The network declined to comment, but one source close to the show says, “no decision has been made” about whether to continue with a new lead or to cancel it all together.
Sheen reacted by calling his firing “very good news” and ripping his boss, co-creator Chuck Lorre, with a colorful expletive.
“They continue to be in breach, like so many whales,” the actor says in a statement. “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 [expletive] again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension.”