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?


Ashton will do great...Maybe Charlie and Rose will have a good time off somewhere else..Charlie really turned me off with all of his drama...Ashton is AWESOME!


I loved the show w Charlie, Ashton is a cutie, he will bring a new dynamic to the`ll be interesting to see if he can pull it off.I`ll watch...dont think the show can get any funnier than it is w Charlie....I would have loved to have seen Hugh Grant in the part..sorry he didnt want it.


It is Not that Ashton will be replacing Charlie, because for 8 years, Charlie's character was the **star of 2 and 1/2, but we *all that 2 and 1/2 could Not continue with Charlie as the star because of Charlie's behavior. Since Ashton has inked the deal to become a New character with Jon Cryer and Angus already in agreement to continue, Ashton's (new) character will only enhance a show that is already a hit. As an actor/producer Ashton will take seriously the necessary steps to keep Two and a half men cast and crew intact while blending his own talents with the established stars that he will be working with. Without all the chaos and bad publicity that we have been reading about for months, the break from Charlie's madness to the professionalism that Ashton will offer this sitcom,it will Now have a WINNING formula to continue as a top 10 show. All the best to Ashton, the cast, and crew!!


Ashton will be GREAT! Can't wait to see the new episodes!


hope it goes well,LOVE the show,but lets get real,ashton wont be playin charlie harper,there is really no harper,just sheen actin himself,different tv name.cant get more perfect.


If Ashton can pull this off he is worthy of all kinds of awards because I just don't think the show will be close to what we are use to and Charlie and his bad self made the show funny. Good Luck to the Program because I love the kid and Alan and the housekeeper. They are two funny.


I love 2 1/2 men and charlie sheen will be missed i will still watch to see if ashton kutcher can even hold a candle to sheen...good luck kutcher :)


i love 2 1/2 men with charlie sheen on it but i also love ashton kutcher- very talented ,funny and hot actor. i know he will do a great job and looking forward to the show.


i think Ashton will do just fine...sheen needed to be taken from his show an addict will never get better if you let the addict pretty much play him self in a show .letting some one like him who lives the actual life he plays will never cure him .May be if any thing it will eventually hit him in the head and he will actually get the help he needs but i my self think its to late for him i honestly think sheen's madness is due to syphilis which I'm sure he hasn't been tested to get check to see if he has but people who get it go mad at crazy which him and his ex both have ..


I think Aston will do a great job. Like he said, he can't replace Charlie Sheen but he will do a good job nonetheless. Can't wait to see what he does for the show.

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