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Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt 

After the death of Charlie Harper, Alan faces the reality of moving out of his brother's beach house - until he meets a depressed Internet billionaire whose wife just left him.



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Despite Alan's best efforts, Charlie's funeral is as unworthy as his 'accidental' demise in Paris after being caught cheating on Rose. Ma is only interested in a commission on selling the beach-house and won't take in Alan for long. Luckily Internet billionaire Walden Schmidt, as handsome and irresistible as Charlie, stumbles in after a 'failed' suicide attempt over a divorce. He buys the place generously offers to put up Alan and Jake 'a month, tops' in exchange for some help. Berta can't believe her luck her new boss is even richer than Charlie, as undemanding, more handsome and repeatedly naked. Alan discovers the downside: Walden also gets the girls even without trying. Written by KGF Vissers

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19 September 2011 (USA)  »

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When CBS and Chuck Lorre agreed that the show would continue post-Charlie Sheen's firing in the 2011-12 season, as long as they could cast a "name" actor in the lead role, the first strong contender for that part was Hugh Grant and the show engaged in serious negotiations that surprised many observers because Grant had never considered doing an American TV series role before, but ultimately the parties agreed it wasn't a match. Ashton Kutcher was suggested by CBS and Chuck Lorre was not interested in him, but he agreed to discuss the Walden Schmiddt role with Kutcher and after their 1st meeting immediately told CBS that Kutcher was perfect for the part. See more »


Alan Harper: Nobody likes the tastes of alcohol. We like the effects of alcohol! It makes you feel tall, good looking and smart.
Walden Schmidt: I am tall, good looking and smart.
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Featured in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #19.9 (2011) See more »


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Written by Grant Geissman, Lee Aronsohn, and Chuck Lorre
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A disappointing new start
21 September 2011 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

The episode showed clearly how Alan struggled to save the show, but ultimately the newcomer sadly portrays a bland mix between Jake and Charlie. The show is now Alan-centric, but lacking Sheen to balance and many times outsmart the good old Alan. The show without Charlie Sheen,dropped ultimately to cheap shots, like the size of Kuthcher's manhood. The show wasn't Charlie Sheen, but rather the relationship crafted by years of good acting between Bertha, his brother, little(no more) Jake, and his mother. Ashton will never replace Charlie, and the type of character does not live up to the expectations. A big part of the show was seeing Alan being outsmarted by a simpler yet brighter Sheen. I see no line for this type of jokes anymore.I hope they reconsider Sheen as a part of the show and hopefully get him back...

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