Cryer says Ashton Kutcher “tore the roof off the joint” at taping
The return of "Two and a Half Men" may bring tears — but they'll be of laughter, according to Jon Cryer.
While CBS and Warner Bros. Television have remained stubbornly tight-lipped about the upcoming season premiere of "Two and a Half Men" — which taped last Friday, and airs on Sept. 19 — Sheen's former co-star appeared on Los Angeles television station KTLA to discuss the series reboot.
TMZ has said the new season will open with a funeral for Sheen's character, playboy jingle-writer Charlie Harper.
Cryer wouldn't confirm Harper dies.
"I'm not allowed to say much about it," Cryer said, before divulging, "I can tell you this, it's funny."
The TMZ report last week indicated that Sheen's character would meet his demise by being nudged in front of a train in Paris by his new bride Rose, after getting caught cheating — resulting in a "meat explosion."
Without revealing specifics, Cryer said the farewell won't be that gruesome.
Cryer also pointed out that, at the taping on Friday, his new co-star Ashton Kutcher "tore the roof off the joint."
Gruesome swan song or not, Sheen is surprisingly enthusiastic about getting killed off from the hit series. The 45-year-old actor — who's gearing up to star in a sitcom based on the Jack Nicholson movie "Anger Management" — told TMZ on Wednesday that he would be "honored" to be killed my a locomotive.
"I am honored that it took something as large and violent as an oncoming train to terminate my character," Sheen said. "Anything less would have been an insult!"
Sheen should know; after all, if nothing else, he's an expert in the art of insults.