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?

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KUTCHER IS A DOUCHE ! I CAN'T WAIT TO NOT WATCH THIS EPIC FAILURE. THIS SHOW WAS DOOMED FROM THE SECOND THEY DECIDED NOT TO MEET SHEEN HALF-WAY AND LET THEIR EGOS RUN THE NON-NEGOTIATIONS. I'LL BE WATCHING THE SCIENCE CHANNEL DURING THAT TIME SLOT FROM NOW ON. WHO THE HELL WEARS A KNIT BEENIE WITH A SUIT, CHEAP 80s STYLE POLO KNOCK-OFF AND A WALMART ELASTIC BELT ANYWAY ? HE'S PROB. WEARING CLOGS AND WHITE SOCKS TOO. BETTER LET DEMI DRESS YOU FROM NOW IDIOT BOY !!!

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I can easily believe that the cast of Two and a half men are glad that the recent months of uncertainty regarding their employment at this sitcom has been resolved. I believe that they would have been glad to have any qualified actor to step up and come in as Jon and Angus's co star if it meant keeping their jobs. Ashton taking on the responsibility of walking in and creating a New role,when he could have just as easily turned it down, speaks a lot about his intentions to carry on with the show with continued success!!

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Hooray. I'll actually watch the show now. Sheen was too repugnant in his personal life for me to separate the two. Way to go, Lorre, Moonves and CBS!

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Ashton will be great, great choice by the network - Ashton is actually a decent comic actor with great delivery, something which Charlie Sheen NEVER was. The writing on the show is excellent and Sheen got amazing lines and it made him look good - but he did not ACT - he simply read the lines. AND, Sheen is NOT attractive with his spaghetti arms and legs - the guy is average at best and completely uncharming - goodbye Sheen!
The supporting cast is excellent too, all of them better than Sheen - how the hell did they figure he deserved $2mill a show?!

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I think this is agreat idea...the show is great and now we can move on like CHARLIE did

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i think they need to keep charlie. charlie is what makes two and a half men great. i like ashton he is a good actor but he wont do that show justice. i think that they are going to lose alot of vewers.

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I love Ashton Kutcher..of course he isnt Charlie but I think they made a very good choice in him.

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From 2 Mil down to 8 0r 9 hundred grand an episode? Obviously a cheaper "cut"! Just like "Three's Company" it will go downhill after losing the best original main charactor. e

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8-900,000 an episode down from 2 mil, obviously an cheaper "cut"! This will be a totally different show. Just like Three's Company, you can't really replace the original! e

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there is no replacing charlie sheen he made the show and without him in my opinion the show will never make it . I have every season because i am a dedicated fan but dont know if i will even try watching without charlie . Charlie , my family will miss u and ur unique talent !!!

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