The show Two And A Half Men usually shoots in front of a live studio audience. But since the incidents the show’s star Charlie Sheen has gotten into recently, show bosses have decided against having an audience this week.
The show shoots on the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, with rehearsals all week, and a live show on Fridays with an audience. But according to Radar Online, this week will be a closed set.
The last time the set was closed was the week after security was concerned about an alleged threat against Sheen’s co-star Jon Cryer, who claimed his former wife Sarah Trigger had hired a hitman.
There’s speculation that people would attempt to heckle Sheen in the middle of the taping on Friday if there were a live audience, and given his absence for the last few weeks, the production can’t afford to be paused any longer.
As for Charlie, he’s free as bird for the near future. He’s not required to appear at his next court hearing, and can focus solely on work, and his marriage to Brooke Mueller, if that’s even able to save by this point.
The ratings don’t lie, and we’ll have to see how Charlie’s arrest and rehab stint affects the show, if at all.