By David Eckstein
Charlie Sheen is not one to go quietly into the good night. And a year after his famed meltdown that resulted in his ousting from the hit CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," the actor has more than a few opinions about his old show, its producers and when it should end.
"I don't think it should go on past this year," Sheen said at a NATPE press conference, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I just think that people are there because there's nowhere else to go."
Sheen believes the Ashton Kutcher version of the series, which is actually drawing ratings comparable to what they were a year ago, has lost its edge. For this, he blames Chuck Lorre's overall success.
"I don't think that [Kutcher is] working with the best writing because [Lorre is] doing too many shows. He and Jon [Cryer] and Angus [T. Jones] deserve better material," Sheen adds.
"I've done what he's done. ... It's so f------ hard, you can't believe it," he says. "It's all your thinking about and you're surrounded by these ghosts."
But as Sheen embarks on his new project, a sitcom based on the movie "Anger Management," he is pleased to be out from under "Two and a Half Men" producers Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn.
"They're doing their thing and I'm free from their bondage," he says.