Two and a Half Men Bringing Back Charlie in April – But There's a Twist!

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Kathy Bates Two and a Half MenLeave it to Two and a Half Men to find a way to resurrect Charlie Harper without bringing back Charlie Sheen.

Harry’s Law attorney Kathy Bates will jump to CBS for one night only when she guest stars in the April 30 episode of Men as the ghost of Charlie Harper.

In the episode, Alan (Jon Cryer) suffers a minor heart attack and Charlie’s spirit (taking the form of Bates) pays him a visit at the hospital.

Fun fact: Both Harry’s Law and Two and a Half Men are produced by Warner Bros.



Comments (34)

  • What? Am I stoned right now?

    Comment by lee – March 19, 2012 04:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i agree. how is that going to work

      Comment by George – March 19, 2012 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think you need to be to understand this article…so Kathy Bates is what Charlie Harper looks like in the afterlife?

      Comment by AmyLynn – March 19, 2012 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That is just a horrible joke…let me guess, Charlie has treated women so bad that in the afterlife he has to spend the rest of eternity as a Old Fat Women

    Comment by Kyle – March 19, 2012 04:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He’s only being played by one woman…

      Comment by Steep – March 19, 2012 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why is his ghost being played by a woman? Wouldn’t it make more sense to have his ghost be some young, really attractive guy? (As in, Charlie’s idealized version of himself?)

    Comment by Little Scarf Girl – March 19, 2012 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dumbest idea ever. They keep going back to the Charlie well for jokes anyway so it is like Charlie’s “ghost” never left.

    Comment by Lynn – March 19, 2012 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, really? This show has been jumping the shark for quite some time now…

    Comment by Gusat – March 19, 2012 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously…..wtf is this?

    Comment by Blake – March 19, 2012 04:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It reminds me of the last episode of Coupling, where Steve has a dream in which Jeff comes back from Lesbos as a woman.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – March 19, 2012 04:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s the first thing I thought of. Of course, it didn’t really work then either.

      Comment by ElKabong – March 20, 2012 02:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How this show gets ratings is any rational persons guess. What in the world is wrong with you people? This show is so full of fail it boggles the mind.

    Comment by David – March 19, 2012 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Read this three times. Man my head hurts from thinking.

    Comment by Jon Hubach – March 19, 2012 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With this the show is now jumping a shark which is jumping over another shark.

    Comment by Jason – March 19, 2012 04:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh what the word Oh yeah Winning

    Comment by Michael – March 19, 2012 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • wow the writers of this show are complete idiots… they really dont know whats funny.

    Comment by ed – March 19, 2012 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • People still watch this?? I will be waiting for Charlie Sheen on his new show coming on!! Can’t wait for that.

    Comment by Courtney – March 19, 2012 04:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck Lorre, CBS and Two and 1/2 Men have now officially jumped the shark, circled back around, harpooned the shark, cut it up into itty bitty pieces and barbequed it

    Comment by whiplash1972 – March 19, 2012 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Please, please just stop.

      Comment by the shark – March 20, 2012 12:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • cant believe this show is popular in the south, oh wait i can.

    Comment by josh – March 19, 2012 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Putting aside the strangeness of the Kathy Bates appearance for just a moment… they are making Alan have a heart attack now? Sheesh. Used to be he was just a down on his luck guy after a bad divorce. Now I can’t stand the way they write the character. He’s just a horrible person in general, and then on top of that they throw stuff at him like this. Mental institutions, heart attacks, etc. It’s almost as if they hate their own character.

    Comment by The Squatch – March 19, 2012 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You know, after the first half of season one, he was never just a down on his luck guy. He was at best a good at heart guy who always annoyed the crap out of other people. But year after year they made him even more hard luck and even more annoying. And for all his ideals he was always just as willing as Charlie to slide down into the muck, whenever the muck would have him.

      His further decent into Gollum has been gradual and quite believable.

      Comment by the shark – March 20, 2012 12:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t believe Two and a half men can actually get any worse…

    Comment by Kasper – March 19, 2012 05:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Are they getting a head start on April Fool’s Day?

    Comment by Jesse – March 19, 2012 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wow , to much hate ,
      I am looking forward to see what she does , BTW , fun episode tonight with Georgia Engel in a guest role in Men. Was nice to have both her and Edward Asner in guest spots on Monday night and pretty amazing that 4 of the old Mary Tyler Moore gang are still working in prime time. (Ed Asner, Betty White, Georgia Engel & Cloris Leachman)

      Comment by Joseph Angelo – March 19, 2012 11:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think charlie sheen did a full mea culpa. I’m glad they are bringing him back for a cameo appearance.

    Comment by mgol – March 20, 2012 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What a joke! Can’t wait for charlies anger management show! Haven’t watched 2 1/2 men since that a?@hole kutcher came on. Show sucks now!

    Comment by brad – March 22, 2012 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hear ya! Down with Kutcher…you can not put them in the same category….

      Comment by bebe – March 25, 2012 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait to see Charlie back on anything.I will ill not watch two and a half men unless they bring him back to this show.It is just plain not funny at all anymore.They need to figure out away of saying he wasnt really the one in that car when it crashed and pay whatever it takes to get him back and then everyone would be winning!

    Comment by saundra cova – April 4, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring back Charlie sheen and not played by someone else but as him your show stinks without him.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Michelle roe – May 29, 2012 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i hate u guy hope u die

    Comment by anthony roddriguez – July 30, 2012 07:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Ratings Are Gonna Suck Azz W/O Charlie Sheen Play’n His Role , Just Get Over Ur Selves And Hire Him Back He Made The Show N E Way …… Definitly Not Watch’n That Shyt W/O Him N It !!!

    Comment by KiD – August 10, 2012 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PLEASE BRING CHARLIE BACK, THE WHOLE STORY WAS BUILT AROUND HIS CARACTER THAT IS HIS ALTER EGO IN REAL LIFE! NOBODY CAN PLAY HIS ROLE BETTER THEN HIM BECAUSE HE IS PLAYING HINSELF!

    Comment by elias – August 22, 2012 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring bk charlie by filming that allan had 1 big bad dream

    Comment by ross conqueror – October 11, 2012 03:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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