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Bookies Taking Bets on How Charlie Sheen's 'Two and a Half Men' Character Will Be Killed Off

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 26th 2011 6:45AM
'Two and a Half Men' nudeCharlie Sheen's very public meltdown and exit from hit sitcom 'Two and a Half Men,' plus the subsequent fallout, has occupied a lot of TV news column inches and air time this year.

Now the focus has shifted to the upcoming Sheen-less Season 9, and the big questions right now are: Just how will Chuck Lorre get rid of Sheen's character, Charlie Harper?

And, is Ashton Kutcher's character really called Raymond?

Back in June AOL TV reported that Sheen's character would be written out in a very final way, which would prevent the actor from ever returning to the series, and that one scenario under discussion involved the character driving his car off a cliff.

Now, thanks to an Irish bookmaker, fans can -- in countries where it's legal to do so, obviously -- place bets on how Charlie Harper will be killed off. And the current frontrunner, with odds of 11/10, is ... "Drives his car off a cliff."

Paddy Power is taking bets on "The method of the character Charlie Harper's exit from Two and a Half Men." The bookmaker specifies that it "Must happen in the first episode of Season 9."

Among the more plausible options on offer are "Gets hit by lightning" at 14/1, "Gets shot in a crime of passion" (3/1), "By accidental poisoning" (6/1) and "Plane crash" (12/1).

The less likely -- but possibly more comedic -- options include "Gets lost at sea" (66/1), "Taken into the Witness Protection Program" (50/1) and our stand-out favorite, "A piano falls on him" (200/1). It all depends on just how mad Chuck Lorre still is with his erstwhile star.

Paddy Power's also opened a book on who will co-star with Sheen if his 'Anger Management' sitcom gets off the ground. Rob Lowe, Russell Brand and Seth Rogen are the current favorites, with Jerry Seinfeld, Will Smith, Sean Penn and Denise Richards as the rank outsiders.

Producers have promised that "all will be revealed" in the 'Men' Season 9 opener, and the scripts and plots have been kept tightly under wraps. Now, one tantalising detail may have been let slip. (Or it may just be a typo.)

Ashton Kutcher's IMDB biography lists the name of his new 'Men' character as Raymond. The 'Two and a Half Men' page, however, still has a blank space where the character's name should be. Intriguing ... Stay tuned for updates.

How do you think Charlie Harper should be killed off? Does everybody love "Raymond?" Let us know in Comments.

'Two and a Half Men' Season 9 premieres Monday Sept. 19th, 9PM ET on CBS.

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He should go in for plastic surgery and come out looking completely different (as in Ashton Kutcher).

September 12 2011 at 9:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carolyn Matthews Abb

I think instead of killing Charlie off, why don't they just have him run off with rose somewhere to live happily ever after, He can leave the house to Alan and Jake. I love Charlie Sheen. I think he's a very talented Actor. I hope he makes a comeback to T.V. How about a sitcom with just Charlie and Rose as a married couple? Berta can be the housekeeper. Two and a Half men will never be the same without Charlie. Sorry Ashton.

August 13 2011 at 10:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

can not stand raymond let one of the old girlfriend shoot him

August 01 2011 at 9:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I only started watching the show this year in repeats to see what all the fuss was about. Turns out it's really not bad for what it is.. a silly 30 minute sitcom. Personal feelings for Charlie Sheen aside (I can't stand him) I really think it would be a mistake to kill the character off. It just seems very immature and mean spirited and frankly, not very classy. Just send him to Japan or something simple. I bet when push comes to shove, calmer heads will win out.

July 27 2011 at 12:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm afraid in this case, everybody doesn't love Raymond.

July 26 2011 at 8:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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