CBS has confirmed that Ashton Kutcher will be filling the void left by Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. Kutcher noted in a statement that while he doesn’t see himself as a replacement for Sheen, he hopes that he can make viewers laugh and entertain them just the same.
Chuck Lorre, the creator and executive producer of the show, shared Kutcher’s sentiment. “We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful, and just plain remarkable as Ashton joining our family,” he said in a statement. He also expressed his delight that the “family” gets to stay together now.
The details of Kutcher’s deal are unknown, but the news broke on Thursday that he would be joining the cast of Two and a Half Men, the plans having come together soon after Hugh Grant passed on the opportunity to join the show.
Ashton Kutcher’s had a string of movies lately, in addition to his Nikon promotions. He’s also well-known for his presence in social media, having once won the race against CNN for the first Twitter account with one million followers. And it was in social media on Thursday where he started dropping hints, even as he played it cool.
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We haven’t really seen him on television since MTV’s Punk’d ended, and even then he was more behind than scenes than in front of the camera.
No, it’s really been since That ’70s Show ended in 2006 that we’ve seen him in a regular scripted role on the small screen. It will be interesting to see how the past five years have informed his work as a television actor.
What are your thoughts? Has Two and a Half Men run its course? Can the show go on without Charlie Sheen and should it? Or will Ashton Kutcher breathe new life into the series?
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