After weeks of speculation over who would replace Charlie Sheen on “Two And A Half Men,” CBS execs have officially named Ashton Kutcher as Sheen 2.0. Well kinda… Kutcher will not play the title role of Charlie Harper, rather a new addition to the Malibu Household.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, creator and Executive Producer Chuck Lorre, also the target of Sheen‘s rants, has crafted a storyline to introduce Kutcherin a way that satisfies both the network and studio. One source said, “It’s really funny. People are going to love it.”
This is Kutcher‘s first return to network TV since his 2006 departure from Fox’s “That 70’s Show.” Ashton coyly tweeted the news of his upcoming gig to fans last night.
“What’s the square root of 6.25?”
While salary concerns are reportedly why Hugh Grant, Rob Lowe, John Stamos,Jeremy Piven, and Woody Harrelson passed on the Men opportunity, sources sayAshton is scheduled to take home between $625K and $900K, about half of whatSheen was making when he left the wildly popular series.
By Simone Hilliard