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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good pick can't wait to see the new show

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I didn't watch that show because of Sheen, now maybe I will check it out. Ashton is much nicer to look at :)

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I always liked Sheen. I have enjoyed his movies for years (girl of the 80's). My opinion of him being replaced by Ashton? I love it...frankly I was far from impressed by Charlie Sheen's antics...followed his story for about 10 minutes. Kudos to 2 1/2 men for not kissing his arrogant butt and showing him that indeed the show can and will go on. I can't to see it.

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Never thought of Ashton. Glad he's not going to play Charlie. It's best no one does. GREAT IDEA Ashton becoming a regular on the show. It's was starting to get alittle dry and Sheen and (Charlie),are getting too old to believably do some of things. With Ashton I think it'll be new, fresh and extrememly funny.
I'll be watching.

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This is awesome! Charlie Sheen wasn't that funny....But Ashton is hilarious! I still watch That 70's show because of him! I wonder how this is going to turn out...yay!

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Damian Miles Hollywood 101 Show Here...
Charlie Sheen Cannot Be Replaced, We All Know This... Regardless of Said Relationships Good and Bad ...The Formula Worked For A While...A Long While...Can You Blame Everyone For Going A Bit Mad With It All...This Happens All The Time in Hollywood.... Charlie is A Modern Marilyn Of Sorts. This Change Will Do Him Good As I Said Before A Few Weeks In Bed At "Cascade" with Now Voyager And The TCM Team...Lot's Of Health Food,Plenty of Water His Adorable Children and No Rag Sheets....The New Two and A Half Men Will Go On... As Did "Three's Company" Good Luck To Them and To Mr. Sheen

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This is awesome news. How are they going to explain Charlie being gone? Or are they just going to act like he never existed?
I say they make Ashton an illegitimate son his mother never told anyone about. He could still be Charlie-like and still be his own character. This could make the show even better than it was. I loved Ashton on that 70's show , this is a win win (WINNING ) combination. I think he and the kid on the show are gonna hit it off and make the show a total riot. I am looking forward to fall now!!

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He will do an excellent, excellent, job! Which he had been on that show from the start. So GLAD TO KNOW HE IS ON BOARD WITH THIS!!! can't wait to see the new show! NOT AWFUL! GOOD VERY GOOD! Tell Charlie Siberia is calling!

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I love Charlie, and I loved the show. but I loved Idol too and didn't think it would be any good and it is even better. Tyler is a riot and so funny.
I'll miss Charlie. But I'll continue watching because of the other characters. Love Angus, Jon, Conchata, Holland and Ryan.

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Why not? I'd give it a shot!

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