Ashton Kutcher to replace Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men

Ashton Kutcher

It has been a couple of months now since Charlie Sheen was fired from his role on the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men, a role which many believe saved his career. Since then speculation has been rife over the what the future held for this popular series, would it be cancelled? Or would the lead role simply be recast? Well the speculation is now over as CBS and Warner Bros. Television have now confirmed that actor Ashton Kutcher will be joining the cast of the hit show and replacing Charlie Sheen and meaning that production of the show will resume.

Commenting on his new role, Kutcher said, “I can’t wait to get to work with this ridiculously talented 2.5 team and I believe we can fill the stage with laughter that will echo in viewers’ homes,” he then went on to say, “I can’t replace Charlie Sheen but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!”

It is unknown exactly how much Ashton will be getting paid for being in Two and a Half Men, but we doubt that there’ll be any disappointment based on the $1.8 million per episode that Charlie Sheen was making. According to an unknown source, Kutcher is getting a “huge payday” to join the hit sitcom, although many suspect it will still not be anywhere close to that of what Sheen received.

“We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton joining our family,” said Chuck Lorre, creater and executive producer for Two and a Half Men in a statement. “Added to that is the deep sigh of relief knowing that our family stays together. If I was any happier, it’d be illegal.”

A deal was secured for the role with Ashton Kutcher after actor Hugh Grant passed on an offer to star in the sitcom, and according to thehollywoodreporter.com, Chuck Lorre has created a storyline to introduce Ashton into the show which has satisfied both the network and studio.
One source commented on the introduction of Ashton, saying, “It’s really funny, people are going to love it.”

Ashton Kutcher is no stranger to sitcoms after his hilarious role in That 70’s Show some years ago, but do you think that he will be a hit in Two and a Half Men? or should the show have finished when Charlie Sheen left it?
Let us know in the comments section!

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