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Charlie Harper

Dies Tragic Death

6/27/2011 1:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Two and a Half Men" will turn dark for just a minute or two when it premieres in September ... because Alan and Jake will learn Charlie Harper bit the dust.

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Sources connected with the show tell TMZ ... Chuck Lorre's plan is to make sure Charlie Sheen can NEVER come back on the show.  Although the first show won't be filmed until August 5, producers have been kicking around scenarios, which include Charlie driving a car over a cliff. 

Of course, it would be art imitating life, because two of Charlie Sheen's cars went down a cliff on Mulholland Drive.

As for how Ashton Kutcher enters the picture, there's been talk that he buys Charlie's house after Charlie kicks the bucket.

Sources tell us ... the first script still isn't locked and Lorre often makes changes until close to taping, but it's pretty clear -- Charlie Harper is pushin' up daisies.

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Rhonda    

It appears to me that the captain's going down with the ship.

1124 days ago
122.

Fredo777    

@ Bubbles The Chimp "Maybe they can make Charlie Harper die in a fiery crash after getting overly drunk at a bar, then driving his car at high speed off into the woods after hitting a guardrail.... They can make it happen in..Let's seeee...Hmmmm...................... Pennsylvania."

What an assh*le you are.

1124 days ago
123.

Cujeaux    

Lorrie is once again proving Warlock's point because he can't let his ego rest for 2 seconds. He's cutting his own throat with this one. The viewers will reject the premise and not even tune in for a morose episode of what's supposed to be a sitcom.

1124 days ago
124.

Ehécatl    

Why a car crash? Why not have Charlie going into the hospital to get his tonsils out and mistakenly getting a sex change instead, thus becoming one of his own goddesses. When he looks in the mirror, his tiger blood boils so violently in anger that his head explodes, leaving a blood spatter that spells "winning". Justin Bieber stars as Charlie after the sex change. Ashton Kutcher is the janitor who is sent to clean up the mess, finds a million dollars in Charlie's pants, and buys a new house for Charlie's brother, son, and ex-girlfriends in Malibu. They live happily ever after ... until the show is cancelled in October.

1124 days ago
125.

pap rat    

2.5 never had a script it was all based on the reflexion of charlie`s real life so when the ship was sinkin CHUCKIE went all ego as he was getting walked on but sheen ALREADY lives on FOREVER in reruns on all kinds of networks and gets payed and still has a pending lawsuit for back wages and coproducer fees he will get 100s of millions still and chuckie was fly by the seat of his pants with no script onlt a reflexion of MAsheens train wreaks so now he`s left with nothing as the STAR has left for MORE GREEN at FOX in jan 2012 it was ALWAYS about the money sheen makes it thet steal it and now will will make even more and get payed for two shows in reruns as coproducer and NOW PRODUCER thats a normal stepup for a movie star turned coproducer turned producer.Sue beavers wanted all his money and he found a way out of his contract fake a addiction sooner or later get fired start anew with a better dead at a better network

1124 days ago
126.

dave    

Whether or not Charlie gets the new sitcom, he stands to rake in at least 500K per episode that runs in syndication. Despite the newly added Ashton coming on board, Charlie's presence alone in the reruns will keep his name and spirit alive as the show continues, successful or not.

1124 days ago
127.

Lee23    

I think Alan should inherit the house and Kutcher can come in as a long lost brother (via father) and live with them wreaking havoc.

1124 days ago
128.

Trish    

Are you serious? Charlie Sheen was the reason I stopped watching that show (long before his meltdown. He's creeped me out for years). The only ones I missed were the supporting case. And with Ashton coming on board, reason to tune back in. Charlie's drunk and sexual escapades gags were as tired and old as he's looking. Good riddance. And nope, won't get anywhere new his new show, will not pay money to see him in a movie. No way I'm helping line those pockets that go straight to prostitutes and drugs. The people who are feeling bad for him are the losers here. Let's see any one of you treat your bosses like he treated his, and see how long you're employed. Go, Chuck, go!

1124 days ago
129.

Phil    

Charlie made the show what it is. Itll last 1 season with Kutcher on it.

1124 days ago
130.

Hugh Jass    

"The once great writing on the show jumped the shark long before Charlie blew up, even though it was still worth watching with Charlie. Now it's just walking dead. Kill it quickly!

Oh wait they can't do that, they need a complete season 9 to not be in breech of their syndication deal, and avoid getting sued for a couple of hundred million dollars.

So that show goes on....however awful it might be."

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Yes Puckett, well stated.

Chuck Lorre strikes me as a vindictive little troll, derailing the top-rated network sitcom over Sheen's barbs directed to Lorre. Maybe Lorre needs to go into rehab to get help with his lost human traits (like compassion, like taking the high road, like kindness and fair dealing). And Maybe Sheen is right, dead right about Lorre, regardless of Sheen's own issues.

1124 days ago
131.

LovesArkansas    

I don't like killing Charlie off...would rather have the ran off with Rose story. Hope they re think this... please

1124 days ago
132.

Crady    

With Charlie Harper dead they've decided to rename the show: 2 Men.

1124 days ago
133.

aaron    

I was thinking why not have him get in a crash- be in a coma for first few episodes then get reconstructive surgery and voila! he has turned in to Ashton...

1124 days ago
134.

Black    

Jessy 58 minutes ago I read this as Charlie sheen died a tragic death. I freaked out. Until I read this haha.

Jessy, that's what I thought too when I first glanced at the title. Made my stomach flop LOL.

i'm sad charlie won't be back on the show - it was one of a few that i feel appealed to us (babyboomers and sub babyboomers). nothing against ashton, but he appeals more to the very young and there's enough shows with ashton's kooky slapstik ***** as it is for the teenyboppers.

and to the ppl saying make him charlie's son = he's waaayyyy too old for that to be believable.

1124 days ago
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pap rat    

Better DEAL! at a better network at FOX2012 Jan the deal is already MADE and signed he gets a NEW SHOW without having to trial test air it..it`s a running ongoing production in preproduction bust the contracts are signed and there is no testing it was fox has done many times before so yes there will be reruns of it also it could pan after two years but FOX is beting it won`t and they have his reruns running from 2.5 and now he has producer credits and he`s toff his tass and busy which is what the doctor odered and the 2.5 money bags are MT wereas MAsheens are full he got his money crashed his contract withe the standard fake addiction contract out and new has a free slate to make even more money as he will get producer fees at FOX wereas he was only a coproducer at CBS and only after he had put in many many years on 2.5.The waters are calm at MAsheens means he is workin and his fake crazy actor bit is over remember folks he`s a actor whom knows how to get his payday and he waited many many years on TV to get his,his movies were much more money than itti and more than more and more and more same sheens SOS

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