Actor Ashton Kutcher has replaced Charlie Sheen as the lead on the show, but he is not playing the character Charlie Harper, which was played by Sheen for seven and a half seasons. Instead, Kutcher will be introduced as another occupant of the Malibu residence. In the CBS comedy"s season premiere in September, the episode will reveal that Charlie Harper has died.
However, Charlie Sheen was fired from the comedy show 'Two and a Half Men' in March after a week long media circus that had the actor attacking everything from Alcoholics Anonymous to Lorre. Sheen also filed a $100 million lawsuit against WBTV and Lorre on behalf of the Men cast and crew. Two weeks ago, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge declined to exercise jurisdiction over the suit.