Charlie Sheen who?

That’s what the crowd must have been thinking after the taping of the hit series “Two and a Half Men” returned on Friday night.

According to reports, Sheen’s replacement Ashton Kutcher received a standing ovation after the first taping of the new series ended on Friday evening.

The taping of the first new season episode ended Friday night with a standing ovation for Ashton Kutcher and all the returning cast members.

Kutcher, Jon Cyrer, Angus T. Jones, Holland Taylor, Conchata Ferrell and Marin Hinkle all took their individual bows — with the audience going wild for Ashton — before lining the stage for the traditional group moment.

All of the costars, who had their weeks of fearing unemployment if their series had been canceled because of Sheen’s meltdown, seemed thrilled to be back at work and energized by Kutcher.

[Radar Online]

The first episode saw Sheen’s character (Charlie Harper) being put to rest at his funeral, and also introduced Walter Schmidt (Ashton’s character) as the new owner of Charlie’s home.