Two and a Half Men is the most popular comedy on television, not only here but all around the world. CBS were faced with a huge problem when they sacked Charlie Sheen, how could they resurrect this popular show and keep people watching without the charisma of bad boy Charlie.
CBS's entertainment president Nina Tassler said she was very happy with Ashton Kutcher who replaced Charlie earlier this year when he fell out with creator Chuck Lorre. She said he's a very professional and talented actor with great commitment and enthusiasm. He'll play Walden Schmidt, an Internet billionaire with a broken heart.
Keeping viewers in the dark is an important part of getting them to tune in to see how Charlie leaves the show. It seems they have killed him off - a brilliant idea from CBS's point of view because there's no chance of him ever coming back.
The season premier will feature Charlie's funeral, his house will be put on the market and popular personalities will pose as prospective buyers. Kutcher will buy Charlie's house and move in with Alan and Jake who still live there. Why Charlie's brother and son would still live in the house after his death must have posed quite a problem for the writers.