Cryer, who plays Alan Harper, released a press statement saying that he is thrilled that “Men” will be returning and commented,
“I’m jazzed about the news this morning that ‘Two and a Half Men’ is coming back! For all the rest of the cast and crew I’m sure they are equally excited”.
He even thanked his one-time cast mate Charlie Sheen saying,
“I want to express my enormous gratitude to Charlie Sheen for eight great seasons. I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve done together and I will miss him. But I’m also looking forward to this new beginning.”
He went on to say the he and Kutcher go way back together and even added a little levity with,
“Ashton is an extraordinarily talented guy and his presence will be an asset to our show. We are old friends from our male-modeling days and we’re both looking forward to being judged for our comedic artistry, as opposed to our exceptional physical beauty”.
CBS and Warner Bro’s announced today that after three months of discussion and reinvention they had hired Ashton Kutcher to replace the fired Charlie Sheen.
Sheen was fired in January for repeated alcohol and drug abuse issues. He is currently suing CBS and Warner Bro’s for $100 million.
Kutcher will NOT be playing the part of Charlie Harper but rather introduced as a new cast member to the existing family. He will pull in almost $900,000 per episode compared to Sheen’s $1.8 million.
Kutcher, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones will form the backbone of the cast while recurring characters like Berta, Rose, Judith Harper, Evelyn Harper and Herb Melnick will round out the cast.
No word yet on exactly how executive producer Chuck Lorre plans to write out Sheen’s character and bring in Kutcher’s, in fact we don’t even now the new characters name or his relationship to the family.
But if we know Chuck Lorre we suspect season 9 could be one of the funniest yet.
Related: See the official news release and cast comments
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