Charlie Sheen’s character on "Two and a Half Men" will return to the program, although Charlie Harper won’t be played by Sheen, but by Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s the Live Feed blog.
During the April 30 episode, Jon Cryer’s character suffers a small heart attack and is visited in the hospital by the ghost of Charlie Harper, played by Bates, the piece notes. Harper was killed off in the season debut after Sheen was fired from the CBS show.
The story doesn’t say how Bates will portray Harper or what the character will say. Bates currently stars in “Harry’s Law” on NBC.