'Two and Half Men': Charlie Sheen kill-off reportedly starts Season 9

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The long and dramatic road to Charlie Sheen's official exit from "Two and a Half Men" is almost at hand. And apparently the CBS series will dispatch his character in the Sept. 19 premiere, kicking off Season 9 with his funeral.

Deadline reports that Charlie Harper is dead, and the two-part premiere will include a funeral populated by the playboy's many past girlfriends.

After he's in the ground -- or maybe a cremation is more convenient, you know it won't be an open casket -- Alan ( Jon Cryer) and Jake ( Angus T. Jones) will put their shared home on the market.

A parade of celebrities and stars from other Chuck Lorre series (namely "Mike & Molly" or "Big Bang Theory) will stop by as prospective buyers -- as will new star Ashton Kutcher.

Kutcher's yet-to-be-named character is pretty much destined to buy the house, but we can't imagine it won't go down without some sort of cohabitation coming into play.
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