24 Episodes 2011 - 2012
Following Charlie Sheen's departure from the show, Ashton Kutcher joins the cast for Season 9 as brokenhearted billionaire Walden Schmidt, who shows up at the beach house after a suicide attempt. Alan (Emmy winner Jon Cryer), distraught over Charlie's death—he was killed in a subway accident in Paris—bonds with the eccentric newcomer, who decides to buy the house and start a new life with Alan and Jake (Angus T. Jones). Alan desperately wants to get Lyndsey (Courtney Thorne-Smith) back, but has a hard time getting past the fact that she once starred in an adult film. He also suffers a mild heart attack, and in the hospital is visited by Charlie's ghost—now in the body of a woman (Kathy Bates, who won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series). Meanwhile, Jake and Eldridge (Graham Patrick Martin) graduate from high school, but with few prospects make a decision about their future that will let them be all they can be. Guest stars include Sophie Winkleman, Judy Greer, Patton Oswalt and Jason Alexander.
Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 30 mins
In Part 1 of a two-part ninth-season opener, Ashton Kutcher joins the cast as brokenhearted billionaire Walden Schmidt.
People Who Love Peepholes
Mon, Sep 26, 2011 30 mins
In the conclusion of a two-part ninth-season opener, Judy Greer joins the cast as Bridget, Walden's ex-wife.
Big Girls Don't Throw Food
Mon, Oct 3, 2011 30 mins
Alan gives dating advice to Walden as he prepares to go out with Bridget; and Jake decides to drop out of school because that's what Walden did.
Nine Magic Fingers
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 30 mins
Walden looks for Mrs. Right, and Alan wants Lyndsey back in his life.
Giant Cat Holding Churro
Mon, Oct 17, 2011 30 mins
Alan has trouble accepting Lyndsey's seedy movie past, and Walden tries to cheer him up by throwing a party.
The Squat and the Hover
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 30 mins
Walden receives divorce papers, but then he meets a woman who looks just like Bridget.
Those Fancy Japanese Toilets
Mon, Oct 31, 2011 30 mins
Jake develops a crush on his Japanese tutor, and his tutor has a crush on Walden. Meanwhile, Alan is fascinated by Charlie's journal, which Charlie left to him.
Thanks for the Intercourse
Mon, Nov 7, 2011 30 mins
Walden redecorates, and the change unsettles Alan as it prompts him to think of losing Charlie.
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 30 mins
Alan comes home from the hospital and encounters a series of daunting challenges.
Fishbowl Full of Glass Eyes
Mon, Nov 21, 2011 30 mins
Walden likes a British woman, but both Walden and the woman doubt that he's ready to date yet.
What A Lovely Landing Strip
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 30 mins
Bridget reappears just as Walden is romancing a new love interest.
One False Move, Zimbabwe!
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 30 mins
Alan falls for Walden's mom during her visit, in which she reveals a devastating secret from Walden's past.
Slowly and in a Circular Fashion
Mon, Jan 2, 2012 30 mins
Walden's ex-wife and mother try to take control of his company, so he turns to Alan for help.
A Possum on Chemo
Mon, Jan 16, 2012 31 mins
Zoe asks Walden for a favor.
The Duchess of Dull-In-Sack
Mon, Feb 6, 2012 30 mins
Walden tries to get Zoey to relax by introducing her to Berta's "enhanced" brownies.
Sips, Sonnets and Sodomy
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 30 mins
Tempers flare when Walden, Alan, Lyndsey and Zoey are trapped in the house during a storm for a sequestration that might result in another Valentine's Day massacre.
Not In My Mouth!
Mon, Nov 17, 2008 30 mins
A brush with death drives a wedge between Walden and Zoey; Alan wonders about Lyndsey's drinking habits.
The War Against Gingivitis
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 31 mins
Walden is taken aback when he gets a surprise visit from his bitter former business partner, who's looking to mend their differences.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 30 mins
Alan and Lyndsey's mothers meet for the first time; Jake and Eldridge want Walden to drive them to a party.
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 30 mins
Walden tells Zoey his new business partner is his ex-wife, Bridget; Alan and Lyndsey struggle to get used to their mothers' relationship.
Mr. Hose Says "Yes"
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 30 mins
Walden's relationship is put to the test when Zoey and her daughter become his new housemates. Meanwhile, Alan moves in with Lyndsey.
Why We Gave Up Women
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 30 mins
Kathy Bates guest stars as Charlie's ghost when Alan is hospitalized following a minor heart attack.
The Straw in My Donut Hole
Mon, May 7, 2012 30 mins
Alan gets out of the hospital and is greeted warmly by his loved ones, but Zoey wonders what the fuss is about.
Oh Look! Al-Qaeda!
Mon, May 14, 2012 30 mins
In the ninth-season finale, Jake makes an important decision about his future after graduating from high school.