Ashton Kutcher: 'Two and a Half Men' character revealed
Ashton Kutcher's name and background of the character he plays in 'Two and a Half Men' has been revealed.
Reportedly, the actor started work on the show at the start of the month after former lead Charlie Sheen was fired for making controversial comments about creator Chuck Lorre.
The president of CBS entertainment Nina Tassler explained that Kutcher's character is Walden Schmidt, an "internet billionaire with a broken heart".
It has been confirmed by Tassler that, the season premiere will be a two-parter that will air over two weeks but wouldn't comment on rumours that Charlie Sheen's character is to be killed off, with the season premiere featuring his funeral.
She was also asked about lessons that the network has learned from the Sheen incident which resulted in his public firing.
Nina responded: "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."
Later, she added that 'Two and a Half Men' will be as "smart, irreverent and risqué" as it's ever been: "Standards and Practices is already on high alert."
On CBS, the new season of Two and a Half Men will premiere on September 19.