Since Charlie Sheen parted ways with the hit TV series, "Two and a Half Men," many have been wondering what will happen to his character. It has been heavily rumored that the actor will be "killed" off the show, but no one knows for sure as only few people have seen the script.
"The mystery is a part of the marketing," Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, said. "It's going to be a big event, and I think the chatter and the conversation and the discussion about it is a part of what the fun of it can be."
The discussion among fans speculate that Sheen's character will indeed die, either by driving off of a cliff or being shot by his ex-girlfriends. Apparently, these scenarios seem the most likely.
As for Sheen's replacement, that is no mystery. The show is rumored to open the season premiere centered on Sheen's character's funeral and then introduce Mr. Ashton Kutcher. It is confirmed that the "That 70s Show" star will play an Internet billionaire named Walden Schmidt. His full introduction into the series will take place over the course of the first 2 episodes. It was reported that several cameos from big celebrities will also be made in the season opener so as to launch the season with high ratings.
Kutcher's first day on the set of "Two and a Half Men" was Monday and the reception was not as warm as one would have desired. "When everybody walked on the set . . . you could cut the air with a knife," Tassler said. It was series regular, Jon Cryer, who broke the ice.
"He gave a little speech," Tassler said. "I can't even remember the words. It was just something very touching. Then, when you hear that first actor mutter that first line, you breathe a sigh of relief."
Fans are hoping the show will not lack the usual laughs and entertainment now that Charlie Sheen is off. "The show will be as irreverent as it has ever been," Tassler promised.
Catch the ninth season premiere of "Two and a Half Men" on Sept. 19!