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Anticipation: It was announced today that Ashton Kutcher will be playing a billionaire with a broken heart on the forthcoming series
Speculation has been mounting about Ashton Kutcher's character in Two and a Half Men, ever since he was announced as Charlie Sheen's replacement earlier this year.
It was finally revealed today that the 33-year-old actor will play Walden Schmidt, an 'Internet billionaire with a broken heart,' on the new season of the hit show, which airs on U.S. network CBS this September.
Comedy king: New details have been released about Ashton Kutcher's Role in Two and a Half Men
But Entertainment President Nina Tassler would not 'confirm or deny' reports that Sheen's character Charlie Harper would be killed off.
She also refused to reveal any more details of how the series would continue without Sheen, commenting that keeping 'the mystery is part of the marketing.
All change: Kutcher will play heartbroken rich man Waldon Schmidt on the show, alongside cast members Jon Cryer and Angus T Jones
The script for the episode, according to Tassler, is as 'smart and funny and irreverent and risqué as the show has always been.'
And Kutcher seems to have already made a good impression.
'There is great value in hiring an actor like Ashton Kutcher,' she said. 'He is extraordinarily professional, talented, funny, and gifted.
Building anticipation: A billboard for the show features the cast members semi naked, advertising the start of the revamped show
Funeral: Charlie Sheen's Two and a Half Men character Charlie Harper will be killed off in the season opener