'Two and a Half Men': Jason Alexander to guest star

jason-alexander-2011-getty.jpgLost in the excitement of Kathy Bates being cast as the ghost of Charlie Harper on "Two and a Half Men" is this little morsel - Jason Alexander will guest star on the hit comedy.

The actor, who is best known for playing George Costanza on "Seinfeld," tweeted out the news on Thursday (March 22).

"Looking forward to filming an episode of Two and a Half Men next week," he writes.

Sources have confirmed that Alexander's episode will air on May 7, the second-to-last show of the season. As for what involvement he'll have, they were predictably mum.

Alexander has been lobbying for a gig on the show since Charlie Sheen was fired in March 2011. At that time Alexander suggested he would be an adequate replacement for Sheen, writing, "In an effort to bring a Sheen-esque quality to my portrayal, so as not to disrupt viewer appreciation, I will commence using cocaine in quantities large enough to challenge the national output of Columbia; fornicate with as many adult film actresses as I can afford -- I may throw in underage Thai hookers, as well; commit assaults in four and five star hotels prior to trashing the hotel rooms; and finally strive to alienate and piss off not only my immediate bosses and superiors, but the entire film and television industry."

Persistence pays off.

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