Confirmed: Ashton Kutcher Replacing Charlie Sheen, Says He Can't Replace Charlie Sheen

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Smart move by Ashton Kutcher.

Having signed a deal to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men, the actor's first move was to state up front that the warlock is irreplaceable.

In a press release, Ashton said of 2 1/2 Men: "I can't replace Charlie Sheen but I'm going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people."

"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."

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Sheen has yet to comment on his replacement.

Chuck Lorre, Men creator and Sheen's archenemy, says that he's elated to keep his "family" intact and "If I could be any happier, it'd be illegal."

According to reports, Ashton spent time with Lorre and the two got along great, something sorely lacking in his seven-plus seasons with Sheen.

Kutcher will NOT be playing the Charlie Harper character (we'd have paid to see that), but someone new who comes into the Men Malibu house.

The actor will earn between $800,000 and $900,000 an episode, saving CBS big bucks over the $2 million an episode Sheen somehow commanded.

CBS boss Les Moonves has already signed off and the show - with stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones - will be coming back for a ninth season.

What do you think? Can it possibly succeed sans Charlie? Or is an audience that liked 2 1/2 Men all along destined to love Kutcher as well?


I think Ashton is a good choice. People don't give the guy enough credit. Aren't we all a little tired of the Charlie charcater anyway. True, a fresh face is needed. They should start the series all over again with a new Allan and a new Jake as well. Make the show a little less raunchy. I am looking forward to the season opener.


Did anyone see the Dukes of Hazzard? Granted Ashton has more credentials than who ever those two losers were who replaced Bo and Luke, but the problem is the same. You can't take the antagonist of a show and replace him with a like piece, and the show can't continue it can't exist without an antagonist. Its tough to admit but let the show go. Get a new show and Win with it! just kidding, i have no love for Martin "i am obsessed with myself" Sheen. You blew your latest chance. But don'w worry, Rob Lowe is still getting work, so is Robert Downey Jr. There will always be hope for you guys.


you guys are crazy if you think ashton could take charlie's place the actor could go on as a brother that they did not know sheen is the best for that role and i won't watch it if he is not on so hello reruns.


I can't believe Charlie is gone for real. I need a new show to watch cos this is going downhill. Charlie made us laugh and no-one can replace that.


AM NOT going to watch the show again...Charlie was my main character...THIS SUCKS


Ashton could totally pull it off.


i think asthon will make a good replacement i love asthon he is so hotttt and his my ages charlie is just piss off well he souldn't messed up hi lfe go asthon i love you


We love u Kutcher, bt lets face it, no one can ever replace Charlie, he is a legend.,and he knows it


In all fairness,Ashton should be given 1/2 the credit for stepping up, and helping to keep all the cast and crew in tact with the knowledge that they will continue working. The show may have starred Charlie, but it was Never The Charlie Sheen Show. By all indications, Charlie has adjusted his schedule to go out on the road with his own self titled show. Two and a half men may lose some viewers, but on the other hand,out of initial curiosity the show will gain a lot of New viewers. That 70's Show (with Ashton)is still a hit in reruns. His punk'd show was a hit. Given the chance, Ashton may save the day for Two and a half men!!


I'm really sad that Charlie's been replaced. I doubt that the show will make it now. It wouldn't matter who they got to replace him, Charlie made the show. I guess I'll have to find someother show to watch durning that time slot. I know I'll find reruns of the show that I can watch. My family is so disappointed in the outcome. Charlie, we will miss you on 2 1/2 men.

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Sean Penn, Mel Gibson, Colin Farrell. They didn't give me any advice. Within that there's great advice. There's just love. Just seeing what's up.

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