Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment, yesterday revealed more detail about Ashton Kutcher's role on Two and a Half Men. Answering questions at the Television Critics Association press tour yesterday, Tassler said Kutcher will play Walden Schmidt, an Internet billionaire with a broken heart.
Ashton Kutcher is set to replace Charlie Sheen on the long running show following Sheen's dismissal for drug and alcohol problems. Men, which is entering its ninth season, was consistently rated the number one sitcom on US TV during Sheen's years.
Tassler would not comment on how Charlie Sheen's character, Charlie Harper, will be written out of the series. She would also not confirm reports that the first episode of the season will feature a funeral for Charlie Harper, although she did confirm the first episode will be a two-parter airing across two weeks. Two and a Half Men returns for its ninth season on Monday, September 19th, at 9/8c on CBS.