Ashton Kutcher Confirms Two and a Half Men Gig, But Insists 'I Can't Replace Charlie Sheen'

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CBS is officially confirming that Ashton Kutcher has finalized a deal to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men — a suggestion that was first proposed on this site three months ago.

Sure he was one of a half-dozen names we floated, but we still deserve props, dammit!

The Kutcher news comes two days after Deadline.com reported that Hugh Grant rejected a lucrative offer to join CBS’ No. 1 sitcom.

“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,” said Kutcher in a statement. “I can’t replace Charlie Sheen but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!”

We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton joining our family,” enthused Men creator Chuck Lorre. “Added to that is the deep sigh of relief knowing that our family stays together.  If I was any happier, it’d be illegal.”

This marks Kutcher’s first series gig since That ’70s Show went off the air in 2006. Details regarding his Men character have not been disclosed. Chances are CBS is holding that piece of news until upfront day on May 18.

What does Sheen have to say about all this? “Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer … Oh wait, so am I!”
 he cracked to TMZ, before adding, “Enjoy the show America. Enjoy seeing a 2.0 in the demo every Monday, [Warner Bros.].”

Thoughts? Has Men traded up… or down?



Comments (267)

  • So if Ashton Kutcher marries Alan and Charlie’s mother on Two and a Half Men, it would be like life imitating art…

    Comment by Ryan Schwartz – May 12, 2011 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • HA! Thumbs up.

      Comment by jon – May 12, 2011 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Boi shut the hell up and get a life

      Comment by yaboibrandon – May 12, 2011 07:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The dude iz an A-Lister in Hollywood, most actors aren’t even on that level….2 million an episode, w/ the show’s main character named after him, and the show bein’ the #1 comedy in prime-time tv…. You gotta get the life apparently LOL ^_^

        Comment by Seth – June 19, 2011 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • A.K. is being paid $625K per episode, not $2M. Still a s**t load of dough, but a far cry from what they were paying C.S.

          Comment by Danny Las Vegas – June 29, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Show’s main character named after him and the show bein’ the #1 comedy in prime-time tv. He HITZ hiz linez and doez what iz need 2 b done!!! #1 Comedy on Prime-time tv for a REASON!!! Ashton Kutcher mite do decent but i’m not really gonna watch it.

        Comment by Seth – June 19, 2011 06:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yes, well I agree that Two and a Half Men was great with Charlie and Ashton will NOT CUT IT, OK !

          I mean the writer makes a show about Charlie based on his life and then he fires Charlie because of his life? Huh?

          I WILL NOT BE WATCHING Ashton !!!

          Comment by DD – September 3, 2011 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Haha :D Good one :)

      Comment by Travelocity Gnome – May 12, 2011 09:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, because a man in his 30′s married to a woman in her 40′s is exactly the same as a man in his 30′s married to a 68-year-old woman. 8-)

      BTW, you should have written “art imitating life.”

      Comment by maggie – May 13, 2011 12:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Demi is almost 50 so not that far of a stretch, besides, it would be art “imitating” life, not copying it exactly. Gotta give “Ryan” credit for even thinking of that.

        Comment by FlowerPower – May 13, 2011 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Demi Moore is 48 and Holland Taylor is 68. So it’s a HUGE stretch to equate one to the other.
          Ryan wrote “life imitating art” so maggie is correct that he got it backwards.

          Comment by Lois – May 13, 2011 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • A 20 year difference isn’t that far of a stretch?
          Demi is only 15 years older than Ashton, but Charlie’s mother (Holland Taylor) is 35 years older. That’s a pretty big stretch.

          Comment by Rose – May 13, 2011 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I don’t even want to think of all those stretches….:-O

            Comment by Mr. Furley – May 13, 2011 12:49 PM PDT  
          • Look we already establish he will be sleeping with a much older woman.
            Does couple of years realy gonna bother anyone.
            Main thing is Ashton can not pull it off.His meet cute attitude and boyish charm with a wanna be an adult life style,I just don’t see it.
            He may surprise me.I think they should have given this oppertunity to a no name actor.

            Comment by sam – August 27, 2011 07:40 PM PDT  
    • Yes! At first I read, “life irritating art.” That works too.

      Comment by Jack – May 13, 2011 10:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Now that comment is what I call winning.

      Comment by Kirstin – May 13, 2011 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Should have hired Rob Lowe!

      Comment by Herlinda – May 13, 2011 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • charlie sheen cannot act and neither can ashton kutcher. sheen was just playing a milder version of himself on the show. it is the rest of the cast that carried the show. the writers would have been better off just writing charlie out and replacing him with some distant, egotistical, relative. the show will never be the same again and i will never watch it again. as for charlie, he is in for a rude awakening. when the smoke dies down, he is going to find himself shunned like the plague. the only reason he is getting attention now is because he is the butt of all the latest jokes. that is not going to be a coat tail he can ride forever.

      Comment by j – May 14, 2011 06:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I love it when people say the rest of the cast carry the show. Which one? The gay guy, the fat ass kid, the fat ass woman or the thrones of secondary worthless characters? Sheen is the show, and now it will go under, and the funny part is I don’t even watch it so I get to enjoy the debacle from afar.

        Comment by Tom – May 23, 2011 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Totally agree with this comment. It makes no sense to try to replace sheen so far into the show. A relative entering would’ve worked possibly, but to replace Charlie Harper is not going to work. I’m not a big fan of this show, but i did appreciate what Charlie Sheen gave the audience. Art can imitate life but it can’t replace a fluke. Even if chuck could get ashton drunk as a skunk daily, genuinely troubled, inevitably leading to a depraved lifestyle, and then after some time film him in that frame of mind, it still wont work. Thumbs up to Kutcher i’m sure many new to the show will enjoy anything post sheen.

        Comment by paul – June 8, 2011 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • The thing is, the underlying plot to the most recent 2.5 men episodes is Charlie not facing up to the fact he’s getting older, with Ashton, this could not keep going, and the fact that the younger borther looks much older than the older brother.

          Comment by Matt – August 3, 2011 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • After the first episode with Kutcher replacing Charlie the ratings will most likely sore, but unfortunately after that they will crash and burn, as CBS will lose the older audience. I believe they have made a very poor choice in replacing Charlie Sheen and should have resolved their differences to keep a wonderful show going. I didn’t take to heart much of what Charlie said about Lorrie, but apparently Lorrie, CBS and Warner Brothers did. I am now beginning to think that Sheen was right about Lorrie’s egotistical attitude. I have no interest at all in Ashton Kutcher and I am quite sure that we will see Chuck Lorrie eat crow, as this sitcome with Kutcher at the helm will dive head first right into the toilet!

      Comment by Betty – May 17, 2011 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If you have a good sense of humor you find Ashton is ALWAYS no matter what you watch him in a great source of comedy. Ratings will not drop. It is the perfect person to help everyone else on the show keep their jobs. For those who say they won’t watch it again, you sound like a charlie yourself. An great underlying stupidity

        Comment by people are annoying – May 18, 2011 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m sure there will be kinks to work out, as there always are when replacing someone who has been on a show for the duration. I hope the audience will hang in there. Ashton is a naturally funny guy, and I have no doubt he will add a wonderful element to the show. And if he doesn’t (he will!), at least the rest of the cast will be able to laugh their butts off the whole time he’s working with them.

        Comment by Breck – May 19, 2011 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • totally agree ashton is too young to replace charlie on this show. why did they not just write him off as he was in rehab and just ride this out with sheen.they may have been able to do this had they replaced him with a more mature man. ashton is a teenage heart thromb for god sakes.

        Comment by alisa parsons – June 11, 2011 07:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I have always been a big fan of Charlie Sheen watched him on the big screen and fell in love with his talent of acting skills, now that he was in two in a half men it was a brilliant role and he did an outstanding job, to bad Chuck Lore and his fellow followers couldn’t but a side some differences to make the TV Viewers happy instead he let his ego get in the way and now two in a half men looks so ridiculously fake and terrible,,, Charlie, you are a great actor and I know you will find a better place, Charlie you did make two in a half men you made the show what it was. No one can replace you!!!!

        Comment by goldengirl_latina – September 27, 2011 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wish they changed the name to 1.5 men and worked with the talented cast they have now. There would be many possibilities on the show had they written Charlie out. Like Alan getting married, or getting a room mate. Or Burda moving in….and so on.

      Don’t think Ashton was a good choice…but oh well. Re all the comments about him being with an older woman….so what….personal choice.

      Lalina

      Comment by Lalina – May 27, 2011 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No one can replace Sheen. Kutcher has performed as a comical character, but replacing Sheen is something he will not do well.

      Comment by Kno – June 7, 2011 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OK the new Two and half men SUCKS!. Kutcher is a terrible actor.
      So they try to sell him with some stupid nude scenes and several penis remarks by Alen. Yeah that’s reaching for chit when you have nothing else. Nice job Fing up men CHUCK!

      Comment by Tony Z – September 19, 2011 10:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Try some humility next time. Get over your damn self.

    Comment by TrySomeHumility – May 12, 2011 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Try some morals next time. Get over YOURself. Sheesh!

      Comment by Michael – May 12, 2011 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Really? They weren’t really bragging, they were being cutesy. Maybe don’t be rude or insulting.

      Comment by alex – May 12, 2011 08:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He might have tried to play it off as cute, be he was completely trying to put himself over. That’s all he’s ever done, going back to when he was at TV Guide. I mean, he has his face and title at the top of single page on this site. Who else does that?

      Comment by HeDoesn'tKnowWhatHumilityIs – May 12, 2011 10:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ummm…if it has bothered you since his TV Guide days, why the heck are you still following him on this site, so many years later? Oh, that’s right, because he’s FREAKING AWESOME at what he does! Go start your own damn site if you think you can do better.

        Comment by TryGettingOffYourA** – May 12, 2011 10:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Then why are you even reading his page? Go troll somewhere else. Ausiello is my most favorite columnist EVER. You’re just a jerk. Maybe you are charlie Sheen?

        Comment by Potch – May 12, 2011 11:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • What is wrong with you? Who else does that? Oprah, Ellen, Rachael, heck, Donald Trump has his name on stuff he doesn’t even own.

        If you don’t like it, then obviously that’s your choice, but it makes no sense that you are following him from job to job, or that you’re contributing to his success by being on here when you don’t like him.

        Comment by Cathy – May 13, 2011 02:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Seems to me maybe you ought to look up the word before you go on a rant about it. Your comments could use a little humility themselves.

        Comment by Kate – May 13, 2011 06:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If you’re not an Aushole, you’re just an asshole.

        Comment by TigerNightmare – May 13, 2011 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t watch this show, but is Ashton playing Charlie’s character? How is that going to be explained?

    Comment by Allison N – May 12, 2011 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ya no doubt Charlie is the OLDER brother and Ashton is clearly younger than the other brother

      Comment by Laura – May 12, 2011 07:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • know one will be able to replace charlie sheen especially ashton kutcher what a joke this show wont succeed without charlie all the best to them though not winning ?

        Comment by tretz – August 6, 2011 05:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think they’ll have Charlie move to NY or something for his career and Ashton will move in to help pay the bills. Or maybe Ashton’s character will be doing a house swap with Charlie, but Charlie’s house comes with baggage. No wait, CHARLIE comes with baggage…

      Comment by Kim – May 12, 2011 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Don’t you people know how TV Works? They’ll kill Charlie Sheen’s character of and just when Ducky (or what ever the hell his name is. I don’t watch the show) thinks he’ll be left the house Ashton arrives to to claim it as Charlie’s previously unknown bastard son.

      Comment by RTCruiser – May 13, 2011 12:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • HAHAHA! Yeah, that can work. But maybe instead of killing Charlie they’ll have him move away with Rose.

        Comment by Claire – May 13, 2011 03:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I was thinking the same exact plot

        Comment by Melanie – May 13, 2011 09:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I was thinking he may be a long lost younger brother that Evalyn gave up for adoption or had him raised by whoever the father is.

        Comment by Just a Reader – May 13, 2011 04:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Or, alternatively he is Charlie’s dad’s love child that Charlie knew about, but Alan and his mother didn’t. And Charlie, knowing what a babe in the woods Alan is, leaves worldly wise Ashton in charge.

          Comment by Templar – May 13, 2011 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • NO ONE SAID ASHTON IS GOING TO BE PLAYING CHARLIE’S CHARACTER. OPEN YOUR MIND.

      Comment by FlowerPower – May 13, 2011 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He’s the new Darren Stevens…..

      Comment by Justme – May 13, 2011 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I heard he’s going to be playing Charlie’s illegitimate son. Charlie mentioned once to Alan that he had a sexual experience in the 8th grade. Apparently with a hot school teacher! That spells Charlie, alright. She was too ashamed to tell him, her son or anyone. But she does when she hears Charlie has died. Charlie left no will so Alan doesn’t inherit any of Charlie’s things. Since Ashton’s character is Charlie’s next of kin, he inherit’s everything. Apparently decides to let Alan stay since Alan’s his uncle.

      Comment by Alex – May 15, 2011 04:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, way to make sure I never watch this show again…epic fail!

    Comment by Lana – May 12, 2011 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yep, same here. This guy is one of worst actors out there. Not that Charlie Sheen is better. But still…

      Comment by cibele – May 12, 2011 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • he was really good on that 70′s show ;)

        Comment by silly – May 13, 2011 03:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That makes two of us. Ashton Kutcher??? Really?

      Comment by ashley – May 12, 2011 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • How funny… I think it’s a bad idea too but only because I think Ashton is gonna waste himself in such a horrible show…

        Comment by MadameDame – May 12, 2011 11:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Have you watched his movies? He’s terrible. Yes, he was funny in That 70′s show and it was good in Butterfly effect, but lately I don’t think he’s all that. Not that Two and a Half men is all that. Well, after all it might be a perfect match.

          Comment by cibele – May 13, 2011 05:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I thought he was great in “A Lot Like Love’ with Amanda Peet. Yeah, I know it’s a chick flick, but still.

            Comment by Templar – May 13, 2011 06:50 PM PDT  
      • Yep — REALLY! He’ll be GREAT. You’ll be eating your words.

        Comment by FlowerPower – May 13, 2011 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And I’m at the other end of the spectrum…. I have never watched this show, but Ashton Kutcher might convince me to watch!!! LOVE IT!

      Comment by allie – May 13, 2011 07:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • EPIC fail?!? Is this CHARLIE posting his own dislike of CBSs selection? Or have you just decided to talk like him?

      Ashton Kutcher is HARDLY an “Epic fail.” He’ll kick Charlie’s a$$ in the ratings! Take THAT Chuck Sheen!!!!!!!

      Comment by FlowerPower – May 13, 2011 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yup, no Mr. Sheen, no watching for me. Ashton is such a lame actor, I bet the show gets dumped.

      Comment by dude – May 13, 2011 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think that this will be the worst mistake that CBS is going to make. Ashton sucks as an actor, Charlie Sheen was fun and he made the show what it was, I agree, the show will get dumped.

        Comment by cheryl – May 17, 2011 03:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am wondering how this is going to work with the age difference

    Comment by karen – May 12, 2011 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I can only guess that Uncle Charlie finally passed on and his illegitimate son inherits the house, the money and the family. After all, Charlie was a big whore.

      Comment by Curtis – May 13, 2011 06:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Charlie’s son? Ashton is 33, and Charlie is 45. Unless Charlie became a dad when he was 12-years-old, Ashton is too old to be Charlie’s son.

        Comment by Lois – May 13, 2011 09:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It doesn’t matter how old they are in real life, they are playing characters so conceievably it could work.

          Comment by Mary – May 13, 2011 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Anyone who thinks Charlie Sheen looks 45, please raise your hand. I’m older than that & he looks like he could be MY father.

          Comment by Katrinka – May 13, 2011 11:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Charlie does look bad for his age, but Ashton still looks too old to play his son.

            Comment by Rose – May 13, 2011 11:42 AM PDT  
          • Yep – better living through chemistry! Crack not only ages ya, it rots your teeth too.. LOLOLOL Charlie’s such a dumbass – he needs to talk to Robert Downey Jr.

            Comment by Justme – May 13, 2011 05:36 PM PDT  
        • Charlie did once tell Alan that he had a sexual experience with a hot woman in the 8th grade.

          Comment by Alex – May 15, 2011 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yeah Ashton IS 33 but he still looks like MAYBE 23. Hell Charlie is a year younger than Jon Cryer, but decades of drinking and drug use makes him look like he could be the older brother. Anyways I don’t think the show will survive with Ashton.

          Comment by Jason – May 30, 2011 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve never been a huge fan of the show but, I did love Ashton in That 70′s Show. So I may check it out. Maybe his being there will appeal to a new, younger, fan base? Congrats to Ashton!

    Comment by Harper – May 12, 2011 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I has no option about Ashton Kutcher, but I like the writing on this show; so I will wait and see if I like the new direction the show must take. I am surprised people aren’t just saying they will reserve judgement until they see the end product.

      Comment by tvfan – May 13, 2011 10:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Exactly what I think….Let’s see the end result. Ashton has done well with his career. As long as he is not going to be Charlie Harper, I think it will be fine. Charlie Sheen is/was Charlie Harper and can’t be replaced. I am a long time fan of the show and can’t wait to see the new direction it will take. The whole cast is great and I am glad that they will be around a bit longer. Should be interesting.

        Comment by Lisa – June 16, 2011 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really? I mean, how is this going to work? Are they goin to re-cast? Make a jake’s future stuff? I aint sure if I’ll like it, I love ashton kutcher but I am not so sure about their choice. I hope they know what they are doing.

    Comment by Jen – May 12, 2011 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Might as well have canceled the show considering this move will mean next year is the last. Ashton can’t carry a film how do they expect him to carry a sitcom?

    Comment by cory – May 12, 2011 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • His career started on “That ’70s Show” a sitcom. Chuck Lorre can easily expect it.

      Comment by Rory L. Aronsky – May 12, 2011 07:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • which ended 5 years ago….

        Comment by jenna – May 12, 2011 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Experience does not fade from a person just because the years have passed. It’s just like riding a bicycle, except Kutcher got on the wrong bicycle.

          He only dropped out, and already I miss Hugh Grant.

          Comment by Rory L. Aronsky – May 12, 2011 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • what are you talking about???

            Comment by melissa – May 12, 2011 07:18 PM PDT  
      • Kutcher played a secondary character on That 70s Show. That show revolved around Topher Grace’s and Lauren Prepon’s characters. Kutcher didn’t carry that show. There is a difference between being a great secondary character in a sitcom who can be really quirky and give a few lines a show to being the lead and carrying the show. Actors like Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Brad Garrett, and others have learned this the hard way.

        Comment by Rob – May 12, 2011 08:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yes but you don’t know that Kutcher will be carrying the show. Men will most likely focus on Jon Cryer and his realtionship with his son with Kutcher playing a secondary character. I’m sure he’ll do fine as long as he’s given the right material.

          Comment by Kris – May 12, 2011 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • That is the only way that I would except this particular move. Personally I think they should have just ended the show .

            Comment by Lucas – May 12, 2011 10:17 PM PDT  
          • Do you really think that Ashton Kutcher would agree to play a supporting character? Or that they would pay him $1 million per episode to play a supporting character?

            Comment by Rose – May 13, 2011 11:46 AM PDT  
      • He didn’t “carry” That 70s Show, he was one member of an ensemble cast held together by Topher Grace. Cory is right, he won’t be able to carry a sitcom. He can only play one character.

        Comment by Ez – May 12, 2011 08:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’m sure Ashton could carry the show. First of all, he was still young when “That 70′s Show” came on the air 13 years ago. The show wasn’t a show surrounding Lauren and Topher. It was an ensemble cast show. Everyone contributed to the success of it. Much like “Designing Women”, “Golden Girls” and “Murphy Brown”. And like those shows when one or more of the key characters leave the show it was hard for the show to hold on. But Chuck Lorre is a great writer and has great vision. i have to assume he’ll find a way to pull this off. After all, the show is still the number 1 show on TV.

          Comment by Curtis – May 13, 2011 06:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • The rest of the cast is really strong, so I think Ashton will slide right in and have terrific support. If they adopt a plot line of him being a secret half brother who’s as much of a rake as Charlie and Alan the goody two shoes, it should be great.

            Comment by Templar – May 13, 2011 06:57 PM PDT  
      • Ashton was a supporting character on That 70′s Show, not the lead. He didn’t carry the show, and has not done well at carrying movies.

        Comment by maggie – May 13, 2011 12:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ashton did not “carry” That 70s Show… it was an ensemble cast.

        Comment by Abe Froman – May 13, 2011 06:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Kutcher was a supporting character on “That 70s Show” and didn’t carry the show. It’s still unknown if he can carry a show.

        Comment by Rose – May 13, 2011 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Can’t carry a film so how do they expect him to carry a sitcom??? First of all, he CARRIED a sitcom just fine, and when on earth is a FILM the same thing as a SITCOM? Everything Ashton does turns to gold. His own produced t.v. shows like Punked, Beauty and the Geek, etc. are always original and fun to watch. It’s going to be great when you have to eat your words.

      Comment by FlowerPower – May 13, 2011 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Did you get into Charlie Sheen’s drugs? What sitcom are you claiming that Ashton Kutcher carried? Surely not That 70s Show. Punk’d wasn’t a sitcom it was a practical joke show and wasn’t funny after the first season because some people started asking if they were being punk’d. This show will fail now.

        Comment by Jason – May 30, 2011 05:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really CBS epic fail how on earth is this going to work.

    Comment by steve – May 12, 2011 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Worst. Idea. Ever.
    Hugh Grant was a good plan.
    Chuck Lorre just got punk’d.

    Comment by John Berggren – May 12, 2011 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. This is just stupid..this guy’s a douche.

      Comment by ygbsm – May 13, 2011 02:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am really dissapointed that Hugh Grant decided to not take the role. A charming addition he would be. I just don’t get Ashton Kuchter.

      Comment by Joanie 22 – May 13, 2011 05:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lorre just got Punk’d? HARDLY. Ashton can do anything and will be GREAT.

      Comment by FlowerPower – May 13, 2011 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Are you Ashton Kutcher’s publicist?

        Comment by @FlowerPower – May 13, 2011 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope Allison’s kidding, but wouldn’t it be awesome if they really did the Bewitched thing and switched actor without changing the character? Soaps do it all the time too!

    Comment by Dave – May 12, 2011 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • soaps are big joke (and not in a good way) with these silly gimmicks.

      Comment by HA – May 12, 2011 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And look how well the soap industry is doing!

      Comment by Katrinka – May 12, 2011 10:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously? Are we being punk’d?

    Comment by nicole – May 12, 2011 07:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awful.

    Comment by JohnDoe – May 12, 2011 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • was planning on tuning in if it was hugh grant to see if it would work but with ashton kutcher thats a definite no. He is not funny whatsoever add that to the fact that he hasn’t done very much since the end of that 70′s show and it just seems like a bad decision overall

    Comment by jenna – May 12, 2011 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why wont this show go away? it is terrible!

    Comment by kc – May 12, 2011 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Interesting. Normally I’d write this off as a bad idea, but Kutcher as an actor has really matured since “That 70′s Show.” His last film was “No Strings Attached” and I was actually surprised at how well he did. It’s easy to write somebody off of something. Let’s see how the first episode back goes and base an opinion off of that.

    Comment by Shadow – May 12, 2011 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Demi Moore! Cool! I had no idea you were such a fan of Michael Ausiello! Welcome! ;)

      Comment by Rory L. Aronsky – May 12, 2011 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, the crap you spew. You are way too full of yourself.

    Comment by heather – May 12, 2011 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thumbs up! So glad it wasn’t Hugh Grant!

    Comment by Carisa – May 12, 2011 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ashton will be Charlies son

    Comment by Aushole – May 12, 2011 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I like that idea! I can totally see that.

      Comment by Kb – May 12, 2011 07:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually Aushole he is going to play a relative of Berta.

      Comment by Intheknow – May 12, 2011 08:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And how does forty-ish Charlie have a thirty-ish son?

      Comment by susela – May 13, 2011 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Welcome to TV Land! Where a 30-year-old can play a 16-year-old! Age is not a problem and, if you look it at the other way, Ashton can easily portrait a 20-year-old.

        Comment by Iván – May 13, 2011 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Ashton can’t play a 20-year-old when Angus T Jones will be 18-years-old around the time the show comes back this fall. Ashton looks at least a decade older than Angus.

          Comment by Rose – May 13, 2011 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nope, I’m hoping half brother/love child of Charlie’s dad.

      Comment by Templar – May 13, 2011 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hadn’t thought about Ashton but I can totally see him on this show. It’s TV – they can explain it any way they want and the fans will buy it. As far as I’m concerned…if it will knock Sheen down a peg or 2 – I’m ALL for it! Sounds like “winning” to me! I’ll be watching…

    Comment by Ruth – May 12, 2011 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • well you don’t know since you are not a fan of the show so just SHUT UP

      Comment by Esmeralda – May 12, 2011 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Calm down. They didn’t say they didn’t watch the show! They said they supported this move and think it can be done well since you can explain anything on TV. A valid point.

        Comment by Natalie – May 13, 2011 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, Charlie is now laughing and laughing and laughing forever.
    Ashton will bomb! Ha!
    Charlie dies – ashton whom is his long lost son inherits everything including the bro-troll and little-troll

    Comment by Aushole – May 12, 2011 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • aston is charile son!!!!!!!

    Comment by Hector – May 12, 2011 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome… Ashton was great on 70′s show. Good comic timing, a little youthful appeal doesn’t hurt either. I think he will be great.

    Comment by Tammy – May 12, 2011 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Um Ashton Kutcher is a good catch. All he needs to do is be shirtless a couple scenes and that should hopefully draw in some younger female viewers. Also, he’s quite funny. Get some of his pals to guest star on the show, I’m looking forward to it. I reallyyyyy wish they’d replace Angus though. He’s absolutely horrible. Ruins the show for me any scene that he’s in.

    Comment by Mark – May 12, 2011 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As I young female viewer I couldn’t care less if Kutcher was shirtless. There are so many hotter guys on TV. If the Green Arrow and Booster Gold had a spinoff from Smallville THAT would draw in female viewers.

      Comment by Rose – May 13, 2011 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, I like Ashton Kutcher so of course I’ll still watch and see where they go. I think their initial ratings will be through the roof just based on people’s curiosity. Let’s hope they do it justice. I still think it would have been funnier to have had Herb move in with Alan. They have serious comic gold between their two characters.

    Comment by Lisa – May 12, 2011 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bewitched made the switch with Darren. Roseanne switched actresses twice with Becky. I’m sure they can make this happen.

    It still won’t be a funny show, though.

    Comment by Kara C. – May 12, 2011 07:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Never been an Ashton fan but gotta admit he was great on That 70′s Show.

    Comment by Lena120 – May 12, 2011 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck Lorre’s got the right idea though, if not the right casting. After working in the ’90s for Roseanne Barr, Cybill Shepherd, Brett Butler, and Charlie Sheen in the ’00s, he wants his work to be easy at this stage of his life. And now with this, “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mike & Molly”, he’s got it.

    Comment by Rory L. Aronsky – May 12, 2011 07:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sure, Ashton Kutcher’s made some not so great movies (just married, my boss’s daughter, and killers, to name a few) but if you look at his work that doesn’t focus on romance (that 70′s show, dude where’s my car?, the butterfly effect, the guardian) he’s not that bad of an actor. His two best works, in my opinion, were that 70′s show and dude where’s my car?, which both focused on primarily immature humor, which Two and a Half Men does pretty well. So as long as they keep the show a little immature and keep it more of an ensemble, it might do pretty well. Heck it’ll probably be better than the past few seasons.

    Comment by Save_BreakingIn – May 12, 2011 07:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, don’t toot your horn too much, Ausiello, ’cause this is really bad casting. The show would have had a chance with Hugh Grant—what a brilliant choice!—but with Kutcher, not so much. Chuck Lorre blew it! Don’t think I’ll bother to tune in to see this train wreck.

    Comment by susela – May 12, 2011 07:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There is no way Ashton Kutcher is going to play Charlie. I’m sure Chuck Lorre will come up with a funny story as to why Charlie is gone and Ashton’s character is in.

    Comment by Ryan – May 12, 2011 07:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If they signed Ashton Kutcher that quickly, Hugh Grant was nothing more than wishful thinking and a ploy to hype the show.

    Kutcher doesn’t hold my interest even in his whatsitsname camera commercials. Can’t forward through them fast enough. This is the first time I ever thought Charlie Sheen’s opinion about the executive producers might be right, their idiots.

    And Aussholes are Aussholes, so nothing new there.

    Comment by Jack – May 12, 2011 07:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t know. The upfronts are next week and they probably had to hire a “Name” before then to display him in New York on Tuesday. Kutcher might have benefitted from CBS’ desperation and gotten a deal he would never had gotten if Grant didn’t drop out at the last minute.

      Comment by Rob – May 12, 2011 08:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There is no way I will watch Two and a Half Men with Ashton Kutcher. Epic fail.

    They ought to just cancel the show and Chuck Lorre can focus on his other shows or he could come up with something new.

    Comment by Jay – May 12, 2011 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • too true. don’t get the feeling that vibe will get in that kind of show.

      Comment by bbobbbbbb – May 12, 2011 11:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OK, Charlie. You can stop posting here as different people. Every time you write “Epic Fail” we know it’s you. If you can’t stand that the show is going on without you, maybe you shouldn’t have been such as a$$. We know you’re going through a serious mid-life crisis now and you’ll be extremely embarrassed by it all in a year or so, but come on, we know it’s you when you post “Epic Fail.” Go work on your stage show since it’s all you’ve got now…

      Comment by FlowerPower – May 13, 2011 09:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • hahaha well said!

        Comment by Natalie – May 13, 2011 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This makes me mad. I wanted Charlie to be re-hired.

    Comment by Tavis – May 12, 2011 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, this is a way to go. They could have gone either way on this. They could have gotten a good replacement or they could have gotten Ashton Kutcher.

    People say that he was good on That 70s Show, but that show was an ensemble where he shared screen time with a half dozen other actors and his character got limited screen time. That Kelso Show would have been an unimitigated disaster because Kutcher wasn’t fuy enough to carry the show. Two and a Half Men has mostly been a two actor show with recurring secondary characters.

    I don’t think they can make him another Charlie Harper type character and it will be awful if they make him another Kelso type of character. It should be interesting to see how they will use him.

    Personally, after hearing all the names that were rumored to be Sheen’s replacement and many of the names who turned it down, I am rather disapointed with the choice. Granted Kutcher was probably their 5th or 6th or lower choice after John Stamos, Rob Lowe, Hugh Grant, and my personal favorite to replace Sheen – Jeremy Piven.

    Comment by Rob – May 12, 2011 08:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anyone else looking forward to the Charlie Sheen rant on this news?

    Comment by aleksa – May 12, 2011 08:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • CAN’T WAIT!!!

      Comment by FlowerPower – May 13, 2011 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i say traded up. Kutcher is kind of on the same level as sheen, Career wise. More so TV stars vs Movie stars…They would have to do a hell of a job of trying kutcher into the fold

    Comment by bmospr04 – May 12, 2011 08:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i like kutcher, but career wise, sheen owns him on that.

      Comment by brian – May 12, 2011 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • oh. ish. no.

    Comment by epicfail – May 12, 2011 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love, love, love him!! I didn’t watch the show before because of Charlie Sheen. Now I definitely will!!!

    Comment by Melisa – May 12, 2011 08:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m thinking this will be less like Darren on Bewitched more like Chrissy/Cindy on Three’s Company?

    Comment by Jen – May 12, 2011 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow i hope Ashton Kutcher dose a good job i am a big fan of Two and a Half Men and i loved That’s 70′s Show.

    Comment by Aidan – May 12, 2011 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ha cool. i dint watch this show before, but might now.

    Comment by brian – May 12, 2011 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I see this show cancelled before you can say Ashton Kutcher..Charlie Sheen was the soul of the show..regardless.

    Comment by tahina – May 12, 2011 08:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ashton Kutcher the movie star? I do not like.
    Ashton Kutcher the sitcom star? That’s more like it.
    Say of the guy who you will, but he really did shine on That 70s Show and I think this might be good for the show. So congrats to him.

    Comment by Stephanie – May 12, 2011 08:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed!!! It’s like Jennifer Aniston. Her movies are blah. But she’s comedic gold in 22 minute increments. I would like to believe that Ashton has grown up and reach different levels of humor (not just blatant stupidity), which would make him perfect for this! He’s GREAT with timing and can easily fluctuate between serious and funny. As long as his character description is believable, I think he’ll be able to handle it really, really well.

      Comment by Natalie – May 13, 2011 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anything is better than Jon Cryer tying to carry the show. I detest Alan and like Jon even less. Not a fan of Ashton’s but hey let’s see if he can bring something new to the table.

    Comment by jj – May 12, 2011 08:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wow, do you like ANYBODY? Jon Cryer is HYSTERICAL and is the reason Two and a Half Men succeeded, NOT because of Charlie. It has ALWAYS been “Alan’s” reactions to Charlie’s antics that made the show what it was. It’s actually not my favorite show but I started watching during dinnertime when nothing else was on and discovered just how great Jon Cryer is. Comedic timing, Alan’s “Nevertheless” comments, his facial expressions…. Think about it. Jon can play opposite ANYBODY and do the same thing. Charlie was NEVER the show, it’s always been Jon.

      Comment by FlowerPower – May 13, 2011 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Really? I find Alan to be whiny and annoying… Charlie & Jake have been the best characters in this.

        JC is a decent actor but he’s wasted in the role of Alan.

        Perhaps it’s time the writers invest in the secondary characters because more screen time of Evelyn, Judith, Herb & Berta is the only saving grace I can think of right now.

        I’m willing to give AK a chance and see what the writers come up with but maybe it would have been better just to cut their losses with CS and work with what they had left.

        Comment by Tyler – May 13, 2011 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fun!! I will check out this show for the first time !!

    Comment by Christa – May 12, 2011 08:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would have much prefered Hugh Grant. He is a good actor and he could have been great as a stupidly annoying, and yet adorable womanizer.
    I’m not really a fan of Ashton Kutcher and I’m not sure he has either the talent or the experience for an interesting lead character in men. There will be a lot of expectations, I don’t think he can as good as needed to convince fans.
    But may be I’m wrong. I will check out the first couple of episodes before deciding if it’s worth watching or not.

    Comment by Aurore – May 12, 2011 08:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Two and a Half Men is a terrible show, so keep that in mind when I tell you my idea for bringing in Ashton Kutcher. Charlie Sheen’s character dies in some over the top way (crashes his hot air balloon, screws up cliff diving, disappears during a tsunami, gets trampled at a Stones concert — I don’t care, as long as he doesn’t check out during a three-day-bender with porn stars) and Ashton shows up as some love child he had from an affair in the 80s. Ashton is a chip off the old block, a playa and a ne’er-do-well, he’s been living in Nebraska or something, but he had to leave or get thrown in jail or forced to marry somebody or something, so he’s here to see Charlie, who is conveniently dead. And Chip is left $$ in Charlie’s will, but to get it, he has to move in with the brother and the kid. Hilarity ensues as everybody has to get to know everybody and everybody jokes how much like Charlie this new Chip is. Voila!

    Comment by jules – May 12, 2011 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ashton Kutcher is 33 and Charlie Sheen is 45. There’s no way they could be father and son.

      Comment by Lois – May 13, 2011 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Which is why Genie Francis (born in 1962) could never have played the mother of Tyler Christopher (born in 1972) on General Hospital. Except, oops, she did.

        And Jesse Royce Landis, who was born in 1896, would certainly never have played the mother of Cary Grant, born in 1904. Except for that “North By Northwest” thing.

        Cause Hollywood never, ever goes with what they want us to believe, rather than the truth, about people’s ages.

        Comment by jules – May 13, 2011 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Soap Operas are a joke when it comes to age. Genie Francis never looked old enough to be his mother.
          North By Northwest may be one of the greatest movies ever, but Jesse Royce Landis looked like she could be Cary Grant’s sister, not his mother.
          The failure of these 2 examples to be believable just underscores that it wouldn’t be believable to have Kutcher play Sheen’s son.

          Comment by maggie – May 14, 2011 02:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They won’t have a good show without charlie sheen, it sux 2 say but it’s a bad idea to even go on with this show.

    Comment by Luna – May 12, 2011 09:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • in other words, the show will still suck.

    Comment by cvtf – May 12, 2011 09:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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