Two and a Half Men Killing Off Sheen

And more things to expect from the two-part season premiere...
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2011 10:08 AM CDT
'Two and a Half Men' Season Premiere: Charlie Sheen's Character Is Dead, and Ashton Kutcher Might Buy His House
Actors, from left, Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher and Angus T. Jones from "Two and a Half Men," attend the 2011 CBS Upfront party on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in New York.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

(Newser) – There were already rumors that Charlie Sheen's Two and a Half Men character would be killed off, and now Deadline confirms it. Production begins on the ninth season next week, and the website reports that the two-part season premiere will feature the funeral for Sheen's character, Charlie Harper, which will be attended by nearly all of Harper's ex-girlfriends. Harper's Malibu beach house, where the three main characters have lived, will be put up for sale—and that's where new star Ashton Kutcher comes in.

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The season premiere will reportedly feature Hollywood celebrities as potential buyers for the house (some of them from executive producer Chuck Lorre's other TV shows), including Kutcher; whether he will play himself or a character remains to be seen. Warner Bros. is attempting as much secrecy as possible: The premiere will be taped in front of a live audience, though some scenes might be filmed separately, press will be banned, and both the cast and audience members will sign non-disclosure agreements. (Read more Two and a Half Men stories.)

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