Charlie Sheen's character to get funeral in 'Two and a Half Men' premiere, report says
Charlie Sheen's party-loving bachelor character on "Two and a Half Men," Charlie Harper, will get a funeral in the series premiere on September 19, reports say.
Spokespeople for CBS declined to comment on the reports. Production company Warner Bros. Television and Sheen, 45, have not responded.
According to Deadline.com, the season premiere will be a two-part episode and will feature the funeral of Charlie Harper. Harper's girlfriends return to the series for the occasion and the character's Malibu beach house will be put up for sale.
The episode will also reportedly feature cameos by celebrities as well as stars from other shows created by Chuck Lorre as potential buyers of Harper's home, according to the site. Ashton Kutcher, who has been cast as a replacement for Sheen, will appear in the episode as a character who might potentially buy the house.
In June it was previously rumored Chuck Lorre, who Sheen insulted repeatedly in on-air rants before he was fired in March, wanted to kill off Sheen's character to make sure Sheen can never return to the show.
Kutcher is replacing Sheen in the series after the actor 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. Kutcher's role on the sitcom has not been specified.
The network recently released a promotional photo of Kutcher with "Two and a Half Men" co-stars Jon Cryer, 46, and Angus T. Jones, 17, are in tuxedos with Kutcher wearing a red bow tie.
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."