Charlie Sheen continues to push for a return to the show Two and a Half Men. It seems like an impossibility given Sheen’s angry, and for lack of a better word, crazy, behavior when leaving the show and his character’s subsequent death in the storyline. Still, it might make for good ratings.
Rumors about Charlie’s return to Two and a Half Men have been brewing for sometime now. The show is entering its final season, and ratings have slipped substantially since the death of Sheen’s character, Charlie Harper. Sheen talked to Extra about the prospect of his return.
“I would definitely do it, yeah, yeah. If they’ll still have me, I will be there. Yeah, I owe it some measure of closure. I owe it to the fans… I just think it makes sense.”
Any kind of comeback would be difficult for the show’s writers. In the first episode of Two and a Half Men’s ninth season, Charlie Harper was killed off-screen while on a trip to Paris, and Ashton Kutcher, playing the role of Walden Schmidt, was hastily introduced.
Bringing a character back to life is a tough sell outside of soap operas, and the Two and a Half Men writers would have to come up with a pretty good excuse for Charlie’s long absence. Charlie says he might have it covered himself.
“I have a brilliant idea, but don’t want to give it away. It’s the type of moment I think people would talk about for a long time and it wouldn’t get in anybody’s way. Think it would be a nice tip of the hat…”
Still, the biggest challenge would be for the Two and a Half Men’s creator Chuck Lorre to forgive the heinous things Sheen said.
Just a little reminder, here is a piece of what Sheen said to TMZ about Lorre in an open letter.
“I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot [Chuck Lorre] can’t handle my power and can’t handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words.”
He also called costar Jon Cryer a traitor and a “troll,” but that’s seem light by comparison.
So can the people at Two and a Half Men forgive Sheen and invite him back for the series finale?
Conan O’Brien asked Ashton Kutcher about a possible return for Charlie, to which Kutcher said he’s “stopped listening to what Charlie Sheen said.”
Nevertheless, Two and a Half Men’s last season with Charlie had between 13.41 and 15.56 million viewers per episode. The range for the last season was 8.27 and 11.59 million.
Charlie’s return may help Two and a Half Men go out with a bang.
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