Ashton Kutcher's 'Two And A Half Men' Character Revealed
He will play a "heartbroken" internet billionaire called Walden Schmidt...
Kutcher, who [uuid=bbc1ad18-6236-4551-991b-04791b813a45]Charlie Sheenas the lead character, will play Walden Schmidt - an "internet billionaire with a broken heart."
CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler announced the news, stating that the season premiere will be in two parts that will air over two weeks.
Despite confirming Ashton's role in the show, Tassler refused to comment on the rumours surrounding Sheen's exit from the hit comedy, following reports that his character, Charlie Harper, will be killed off - with his funeral rumoured to feature in the season premiere.
However, Nina did claim that CBS have learned a lesson from the Sheen incident - where he was sacked following a series of controversial comments he made about Two And A Half Men creator, Chuck Lorre.
She explained: "Oh, where do I begin? What we learned is that we have an extraordinary cast - I was at the table read on Monday - we have extraordinary writers and actors, and there is a great value in hiring an actor like Ashton Kutcher, a talented, funny, gifted actor coming in with tremendous commitment and enthusiasm. "
"What you learn is that the show is brilliantly written, extraordinarily produced and you have the opportunity to move forward to create this exciting new character and do a great show."
Tassler later added that the new season of the show will be as "smart, irreverent and risqué" as it's ever been, claiming: "Standards and Practices is already on high alert."