Since Ashton Kutcher signed on to take over for Charlie Sheen on CBS’s hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men," the assumption has been that Kutcher will play a new character. However, today TVLine.com’s Matt Webb Mitovich floated the theory that show creator Chuck Lorre, in an effort to tick off Sheen, will have Kutcher play Charlie Harper — the same character Sheen played.
The idea is that Lorre would follow the soap opera tradition of putting another actor in the same role whether they look alike or not. Mitovich goes on to propose that Alan (Jon Cryer) freaks out when his older brother returns with a plastic surgery remake, turning Charlie into an Ashton Kutcher look-alike.
Mitovich’s theory is bolstered by a few facts, including recent CBS publicity that shows Kutcher with the other leads in the classic opening. Kutcher’s character doesn’t have a name that’s been revealed as yet, and it would be a practical way to continue the show without having to explain why Charlie Harper’s beach house is being lived in by someone other than Charlie.