So is Two and a Half Men premiering on September 19 with the death of Charlie Harper? That was the question posed to Nina Tassler, President, CBSEntertainment.
“As we said in the whole marketing plan, all will be revealed on September 19. The mystery is a part of the marketing,” says Tassler, who wouldn’t confirm or deny Charlie’s death.
As for Ashton Kutcher, she revealed he is playing a character named Walden Schmidt, who is an Internet billionaire with a broken heart. He will be introduced in a two-parter over two weeks.
Tassler goes on to say that there is peace on the Two and a Half Men set, saying, “We have an extraordinary actor in Ashton Kutcher — someone who is commited to their job and being there.”
When asked whether or not the Charlie Sheen debacle might change the network’s hiring practices she said, “We would not change the practice with which we hire actors. It is a creative process.”