Charlie's out, Ashton's in.  Old news.  But now the question is just HOW Charlie Sheen's character Charlie Harper will be leaving the show.  Not one to miss the opportunity, bookies at Paddy Power are now laying odds and taking bets as to how Mr. Harper will exit the show.

  • Drives car off cliff - 11 to 10 odds
  • Leaves on a plane with Rose - 5 to 4 odds
  • Shot in a crime of passion - 3 to 1 odds
  • Accidental poisoning - 6 to 1 odds
  • Plane crash - 12 to 1 odds
  • Hit by lightning - 14 to 1 odds
  • Surfing accident - 20 to 1 odds
  • Prison - 25 to 1 odds
  • Becomes a monk - 50 to 1 odds
  • Witness Protection Program - 50 to 1 odds
  • Lost at sea - 66 to 1 odds
  • Crushed by piano - 200 to 1 odds
  • Elopes with Bertha - 250 to 1 odds

According to the website, the death/departure must be revealed on the premiere episode of the upcoming season for the bet to be valid.  And seeing as how producers are reportedly dead set about Sheen never returning to the series, a death is the most likely option.

via Paddy Power