Is ‘Two and a Half Men’ Creator Chuck Lorre Plotting a Surprise to Tick Off Charlie Sheen?

Jul 29, 2011  •  Post A Comment

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.


  1. It’s Charlie or it ain’t nobody.

  2. I CALLED IT! Back when the speculation was rife about how they would write Sheen out of the show, I called it with the old soap opera plastic surgery dodge!

  3. Whatever they do the show will have massive ratings. Kill Charlie Harper or replace Charlie Harper, Charlie Sheen, just like Ronald Reagan for all of these politicians including President Obama, is dead to Warner and CBS. Whatever they do, life must go on for that show. No one is irreplaceable. No one, especially in Hollywood. That’s where Sheen screwed up big time and most talent makes the mistake. They think they can’t be replaced. Wrong!

  4. It’s funny because Charlie is one of the people everyone loves to hate but I think he’s unique and has his own style. Having said that, the constant in TV is change otherwise a show will grow stale so I won’t be surprised if it happens.

  5. I don’t think Sheen cares much that he has been replaced, in fact he may even be relieved. But who knows…

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