Back From The Dead of the Day

Back From The Dead of the Day
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The ghost of Charlie Harper is returning to CBS' Two and a Half Men, but instead of Charlie Sheen, the network is bringing in Oscar winner Kathy Bates.

The Harry's Law actress will step into the ghoulish shoes of the deceased TV character for the April 30th episode. The ghost will visit his brother Alan, who will have suffered a heart attack.

No word on how they'll be explaining Harper's transformation into a woman, but it's not a far leap for a show that has spent an entire season negotiating the absence of Sheen's character.

Harper was killed off at the beginning of the current season after Sheen had a falling out with series creator Chuck Lorre.

Meanwhile, Sheen's new show, Anger Management, will debut June 28th on FX.