Charlie Sheen's Character To Return To 'Two And A Half Men'... As Kathy Bates

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It's getting spooky (and surprising!) on "Two And A Half Men," as the character of Charlie Harper - formerly played by Charlie Sheen - returns.

The most surprising part of the character's return is that Kathy Bates will be playing him!

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CBS announced that the character - who was killed off on the season premiere - returns after Alan Harper (Jon Cyrer) suffers a minor heart attack and is visited by Harper's ghost in the hospital.

Bates, who is obviously female and almost 20 years older than Sheen - who is currently working on his own new show, "Anger Management" -- will appear on the April 30 episode of the CBS comedy.

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No other details on the role were immediately available.

Sheen was replaced by Ashton Kutcher, who plays billionaire Walden Schmidt.

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