Charlie Sheen might return to 'Two and a Half Men' for finale 

click to enlarge FILE - This June 26, 2012 file photo shows actor Charlie Sheen attending the FX Summer Comedies Party at Lure in Los Angeles. Sheen left "Two and a Half Men" amid great drama. Whether he'll return for the show's last episode is a mystery. CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler ducked the question when pressed at a meeting Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, of the Television Critics Association. - TODD WILLIAMSON/INVISION/AP
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  • FILE - This June 26, 2012 file photo shows actor Charlie Sheen attending the FX Summer Comedies Party at Lure in Los Angeles. Sheen left "Two and a Half Men" amid great drama. Whether he'll return for the show's last episode is a mystery. CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler ducked the question when pressed at a meeting Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, of the Television Critics Association.

As "Two and a Half Men" prepares to limp off the air, CBS executives are trying to wring more controversy out of the 12-year-old sitcom's dessicated corpse.

CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler dodged a question Monday about the possibility of actor Charlie Sheen making an appearance on the finale of the show, which stars Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher.

"I can promise you there will be a lot of surprises," Tassler said at a meeting of the Television Critics Association, according to The Associated Press. "Two and a Half Men" producer Chuck Lorre has promised to dish up "what he's calling a 'mystery sandwich,'" Tassler added.

Sheen was famously kicked off the show in 2011 after insulting show staff and displaying erratic behavior.

Sheen's recent antics -- including picking on Kim Kardashian by alleging the reality star had spurned an autograph seeker and calling her rear end "gross" (before apologizing with a "#ShutUpSheen"); tweeting a diatribe that included "men men men, men -- men me suck," which has been interpreted as a reference to his former show's theme song; and marking the Green Bay Packers' victory Sunday night by kissing a guy after the game at Lambeau Field -- indicate the erratic behavior hasn't abated.

Still, it would be interesting to see how the show could bring back his character, Charlie Harper, who was famously killed in a "meat explosion" after being struck by a train in the Paris subway.

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