UPDATE, Friday 5:21 p.m.:
Charlie Sheen's "Two and a Half Men" character, Charlie Harper, will be receiving a five-star send-off, according to TMZ.
The web site reports that John Stamos — who was once reportedly a possible replacement for Sheen on the series — and Jenny McCarthy will guest-star on the upcoming season's premiere, which is said to be a funeral for Harper. Stamos will play an old buddy of Harper's who participated in carnal exploits with Harper and delivers a few choice, foul-mouthed words at the memorial service.
McCarthy, meanwhile, will portray a former flame of Harper's who grew weary of his bedroom technique and split up with him.
The season premiere films Friday at 7 p.m.
Warner Bros. Television offered no comment to TheWrap on Stamos and McCarthy's appearances. CBS did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.
The camera is ready for Charlie Sheen’s “Two and a Half Men” funeral — TMZ published four unofficial on-set photos Friday.
The scene features delicately arranged flowers as well as Charlie Harper’s signature bowling shirt and cargo shorts, but no coffin or urn in sight.
As TheWrap previously reported, the premiere is scheduled to film Friday at 7 p.m. A CBS rep could not confirm the pictures are actually from the set.
This week at the Television Critics Assn. gathering in Beverly Hills, CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler praised executive producer Chuck Lorre for sensitively writing the funeral as a way for the show to transition to Aston Kutcher, Sheen’s replacement.
"I think you have to look at Chuck and you have to look at the genius and the talent behind his writing," she said.
Kutcher will be playing a broken-hearted Internet millionaire named Walden Schmidt, and will be introduced over a two-part episode airing over two weeks.
As for Sheen, Tassler told TheWrap Wednesday, "Charlie's moved on to greener pastures. He's obviously got a lot of opportunity on his slate, so he's busy."
As “Men” attempts to find a way to hold viewers without Sheen, the 45-year-old actor will be roasted on Comedy Central Sept. 19 — the same night the show premieres. He is also busy suing his former bosses for $100 million over the “Men” firing. Sheen was axed after the seemingly endless media blitz in which he ripped Lorre and boasted about past drug use.