Slamming the door on any possible return from Charlie Sheen, the ninth season premiere of Two and a Half Men will feature the funeral of Sheen's on-screen persona, Charlie Harper, Deadline reports.
The episode, which will tape in front of a live studio audience on Friday, will show all of Charlie's ex-girlfriends in attendance at the service. After his death, Charlie's Malibu digs will be put on the market, and interested buyers coming to see the house will include celebrities, stars from creator Chuck Lorre's other sitcoms (The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly), and new series star Ashton Kutcher.
Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer strip down for Two and a Half Men poster
The report of Sheen's on-screen death follows months of speculation about just how the fired star would be written out of the show, and how Kutcher would be written in. Sheen was fired in March by production studio Warner Bros. TV after months of growing tension between Sheen and Lorre. Kutcher was brought on board the hit show in May.
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The ninth season of Two and a Half Men premieres on Monday, Sept. 19 at 9/8c on CBS.
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