They’re probably even happier that Charlie Sheen is out of the picture.
Ashton Kutcher has agreed to a deal to replace troubled, and not winning, Charlie Sheen in the hit CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” working alongside Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones.
Kutcher is slated to pull in almost $900,000 per episode through season 9. Production will begin this summer and new episodes will be aired in the fall.
“I can’t wait to work with this ridiculously talented 2.5 team and I believe we can fill the stage with laughter that will echo into the viewer’s home. I can’t replace Charlie Sheen but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people”.
For his part, Sheen has already thrown in his thoughts telling TMZ,
"Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer ... Oh wait, so am I. Enjoy the show America. Enjoy seeing a 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB. Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there".
Wow. Sheen sure seems to have a bitter chip on his shoulder regarding all the problems HE has caused all involved. It seems he has fallen out of the spotlight and is no longer winning – but loosing.
Chuck Lorre also chimed in with,
“We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton Kutcher joining our family. Added to that is a deep sigh of relief knowing that our family stays together. If I was any happier, it’d be illegal”.
Lorre is the creator and Executive Producer of the show and was tasked with developing the plot to get Charlie out and a new face in.
Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment added,
"Ashton is a pop culture triple threat-film star, cutting-edge producer and a social media pioneer. He brings creativity, energy and personality to everything he touches. We are thrilled to have him, and excited beyond words for what he brings to the next season of Two and a half Men".
The last party in the triangle is Warner Brothers, whose President said,
"Ashton Kutcher brings a new and distinctive comedic flavor to “Two and a Half Men”. He is a big-time talent whose unique style will blend seamlessly with Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones and the rest of this terrific ensemble. We look forward to a great future for this revamped and reenergized show, helmed as always by the extraordinary Chuck Lorre, whose creative skills and consummate professionalism makes him the best in the business."
So there it is. The deal is done and all parties involved have stepped up to say their piece. The only thing left is to see how they update the story to sneak Kutcher into the plot in a believable way.
I really think if all involved can pull this off that season 9 may make us ask, “Why did they put up with Sheen for so long?”
Now if they can just get past Sheen’s $100 million lawsuit things will have come full circle.
Will you watch season 9? Was Kutcher a good choice? Are you over Charlie Sheen’s antics yet?
See the feuds highlights:
Ashton Kutcher to replace Charlie Sheen on “Men”
Chuck Lorre reaches out to Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen Fired – “Men” season 8 cancelled
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