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ASHTON KUTCHER'S NEW ROLE REVEALED ON 'TWO AND A HALF MEN'

ASHTON KUTCHER'S NEW ROLE REVEALED ON 'TWO AND A HALF MEN'

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Ashton Kutcher's character on "Two and a Half Men" will be a broken-hearted Internet billionaire, CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said Wednesday.

Tassler said his character, Walden Schmidt, will be introduced over a two-part episode airing over two weeks. She declined to confirm or deny reports that Charlie Sheen's character will be killed off.

"The show will be as irreverent as it has always been. Our program practices people are already on high alert," she joked.

Asked if killing off Sheen's character would be too dark a turn, she praised executive producer Chuck Lorre's writing — suggesting that he would be able to pull it off. "I think you have to look at Chuck and you have to loook at the genius and the talent behind his writing."

Tassler spoke at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. She repeatedly called Kutcher an "extraordinary" actor, and said the show was withholding details about his introduction to maintain mystery.

The secrecy reflects the tremendous pressure on Kutcher and Lorre to pull off the transition to a Sheen-free "Men." The show hopes to seamlessly replace TV's highest-paid star with a new actor in its ninth season, and will have to find a way to hold viewers once drawn by Sheen playing a version of himself. 

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