With production for Two and a Half Men season 9 currently underway, details of how Charlie Sheen’s character, Charlie Harper, will be removed from the popular CBS comedy have been revealed.
While the premiere is not set to film until August 5 – and Lorre is known for making last-minute changes to the script – some of the death scenarios being discussed would include Charlie driving his car over a cliff.
As for Ashton Kutcher, sources are saying that his character, Raymond, will enter the series as the person who purchases Charlie’s home after his death. At this time, nothing else has been revealed about his character, but Kutcher is reportedly making $20 million for a single year on the series.
Even though Sheen’s antics involving Two and a Half Men have been continuously reported in every news medium, it’ll be interesting to see how violently killing off one of the series’ focal characters will be received by its viewers. While it can be said that television viewers are extremely loyal, the overt decimation of Charlie Harper may leave a bad taste in the mouth of those looking to watch an actual comedy series.
One can appropriately speculate that once Kutcher takes the stage, things will progress smoothly. That being said, one can’t simply ignore Lorre’s need to use Two and a Half Men to publicly present his feelings towards Sheen in such a passive aggressive manner.
Despite the fact that the landscape of television is filled with countless examples of roles being recast, the replacement always stays true to the series in which it’s happening – or it’s simply not mentioned. I suppose we’ll have to wait until this fall to see how violently killing off the main character plays on a comedic sitcom.
Two and a Half Men season 9 premieres this fall on CBS
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