"Two and a Half Men" will bring back Charlie Harper with a twist. The ghost of Charlie Sheen's character will appear in an upcoming April 30 episode in the form of a woman, "Harry's Law" star Kathy Bates, to visit Jon Cryer's Alan Harper in a hospital after he suffers from a minor heart attack.
Charlie was killed off in early season 9 of "Men" following Sheen's firing. Ashton Kutcher has since been brought in as the new lead actor, playing internet billionaire Walden Schmidt who lives in Charlie's house.
When Walden wanted to redecorate the beach house in a November outing, Alan started griefing again and completely lost it that he considered himself his brother Charlie. This led to him being institutionalized.
CBS has yet to announce whether "Men" is renewed for a new season. The network recently said it's in "preliminary discussion" regarding the future of the starring sitcom.