A Heartbroken Ashton?
Charlie Sheen left for dead
It came as little surprise when CBS announced that Charlie Sheen would no longer play the role of Charlie Harper on Two and a Half Men, but it left the awkward question of how the character's disappearance would be explained. Solving that quandary — and preventing any potential Sheen comeback — is a report from Deadline.com that Sheen's character will be killed off in the first episode of the new season.
The writers would leave no question about the death, as the opening scene of the new season is expected to take place at Charlie Harper's funeral. Taking a page from a certain Seinfeld finale, all of the character's ex girlfriends will be in attendance. His manse will be put on the market, and among the buyers is none other than Ashton Kutcher.
Is this just another TV truemor? Says CBS president Nina Tassler, "I know that's out there, but I'm not going to confirm or deny that. The mystery is a part of the marketing." Tassler tells E! that Kutcher will depict a broken-hearted online billionaire named Walden Schmidt.
Charlie Sheen may or may not (at the moment) be on cocaine, but we're on pins and needles waiting for the two-part Sept. 19 premiere and reveal of Charlie Harper's untimely death.
Are you going to tune into the refreshed Two and a Half Men? Do you think Walden Schmidt will hook up with Holland Taylor's character? And if so, will they name their love child after Charlie Harper?