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(HOLLYWOOD) — “Two and a Half Men” stars Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones have promised that “all will be revealed” when the ninth season premieres, and now we know a bit more about who Kutcher will play when the show returns.

CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler shared some details about Kutcher’s character on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association summer tour.

Tassler said that Kutcher’s character is named Walden Schmidt and he is an Internet billionaire with a broken heart.

She also added that the season premiere would be a two-part episode, airing over two weeks.

Tassler would not confirm or deny reports that Charlie Sheen’s character, Charlie Harper, will be revealed as dead when the show returns. is reporting the opening episode will take place at at a funeral for Sheen’s character.

She also did not directly address whether Kutcher’s character would be related to Alan and Jake.

Tassler did say that the sitcom is “smart, funny, irreverent, and as risque as the show has always been. People who are fans of the show will be really happy, and we feel that show has an opportunity now to recruit a new audience.”

“The great news is the show will be as irreverent as it’s always been,” she added. “There is great value in hiring an actor like Ashton Kutcher. He is extraordinarily professional, talented, gifted actor who comes with a tremendous amount of commitment and enthusiasm.”

“Two and a Half Men” returns on Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. EDT on CBS.

Comments (2)
  1. jim says:

    ji the show will suck for sure now. bring back charlie. even yet pick up “V”and lets show ABC that CBS has good taste.

  2. Peter John says:

    I just have to ask how they intend to recreate the same domestic dynamic that makes the series work. Does Alan finally come out of the closet and bag the big one? Is primetime ready for the first series of an openly gay couple raising a boy? This program as symbolized that all along. Will it be as funny if the mask comes off? Maybe that is why CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler states, as quoted above,”we feel that show has an opportunity now to recruit a new audience.”

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