Ashton Kutcher and 'Two and a Half Men' cast strip down for promotional photo
Ashton Kutcher and the rest of the "Two and a Half Men" cast are featured in an eye-grabbing new promotional poster for the show's upcoming season ninth premiere, the first season since Charlie Sheen left the show.
In the full photo, which can be seen below, cast members Kutcher, 33, Jon Cryer, 46, and Angus T. Jones, 17, are seen shirtless and bare-legged holding a mysterious sign that reads: "All will be revealed..."
The fate of Sheen's "Two and a Half Men" character, party-loving bachelor Charlie Harper, remains unclear. Recent reports said he may be killed off the series. Kutcher's role on the sitcom has not been specified.
"Two and a Half Men" is set to premiere on September 19, the same day as a Comedy Central roast of Sheen.
Sheen was fired from "Two and a Half Men," one of CBS' most successful comedy shows, in March following months of personal turmoil and a slew of on-air rants against the program's co-creator.
The production company had said in its termination letter that Sheen had "been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill." Sheen called his firing "illegal" and later sued CBS and Warner Bros. Television for $100 million over his firing. The case will be sent to a private arbitrator, who will decide how the case will proceed, and will not go to trial, a Los Angeles judge ruled on June 15.
Lorre and the program's production company, Warner Bros., were ordered by the court to file a status report of the proceedings before the arbitrator on or before Nov. 30. and the case is set to be reviewed two days later, according to legal documents obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.
The series is the television adaptation of the Adam Sandler film which co-starred Jack Nicholson. Sheen will be playing a revamped version of Nicholson's character, an ex-athlete who advises people on how to deal with anger issues.
"I chose 'Anger Management' because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept," Sheen said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com. "It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth."
Check out the full "Two and a Half Men" promotional photo below.