The character of Charlie Harper in the show “Two and a Half Men” will be “given a funeral” in the show’s season premiere, the website Deadline Hollywood reported Monday.
The CBS show’s producers booted star Charlie Sheen from the show in March after he publicly criticized them. Production of the show had been on hiatus since January because Sheen had entered a drug rehabilitation program. After Sheen’s comments in a radio interview and in an online interview with the website TMZ, CBS pulled the plug on the show’s remaining eight episodes of the season.
In the legal documents, they cited “moral turpitude” as the reason for the termination of Sheen’s contract. He had been the highest-paid actor on U.S. television.
The funeral episode will feature visits from several of Charlie’s ex-girlfriends and his house will be put on the market. New cast addition Ashton Kutcher will play a character who wants to buy Charlie’s house.
Warner Brothers and CBS have asked cast members and those viewing the taping of the show’s first two episodes to sign non-disclosure agreements to keep too many details about the direction of the show before its network premiere.
The ninth season of “Two and a Half Men” will begin on September 19.