Ashton Kutcher Replacing Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men'

The comedic actor steps in for Charlie Sheen in the next season of CBS' top-rated sitcom.
Ashton Kutcher officially joins the Two and a Half Men cast
Ashton Kutcher officially joins the Two and a Half Men cast
CBS and Warner Bros. Television announced today that Ashton Kutcher will join the cast of the hit comedy, Two and a Half Men.

The multi-talented Kutcher, whose success spans film, television and social media, will join Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Holland Taylor, Marin Hinkle and Conchata Ferrell on the top-rated series. Production on the ninth season of the Emmy Award-nominated Two and a Half Men will begin this summer for broadcast on the CBS Television Network in the fall.

"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. "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," said Chuck Lorre, creator and executive producer of Two and a Half Men. "Added to that is the deep sigh of relief knowing that our family stays together. If I was any happier, it'd be illegal."

"Ashton is a pop culture triple threat-film star, cutting-edge producer and a social media pioneer," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. "He brings creativity, energy and personality to everything he touches. We are thrilled to have him, and excited beyond words for what he brings to the next season of Two and a Half Men."

"Ashton Kutcher brings a new and distinctive comedic flavor to Two and a Half Men," said Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television. "He is a big-time talent whose unique style will blend seamlessly with Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones and the rest of this terrific ensemble. We look forward to a great future for this revamped and reenergized show, helmed as always by the extraordinary Chuck Lorre, whose creative skills and consummate professionalism make him the best in the business."

Ashton Kutcher is an actor/producer and co-founder of Katalyst, a new breed of media company that creates original digital media, television and film properties. Katalyst film credits include The Butterfly Effect, Guess Who, Spread and Killers. For television, Kutcher has served as co-creator and producer of MTV's hit series Punk'd, and The CW's reality series Beauty and the Geek and True Beauty.

Kutcher first gained recognition as Michael Kelso on the Fox/Carsey Werner hit comedy series, That '70s Show, which aired for eight seasons. Kutcher went on to star in a variety of box office hits on the big screen, including What Happens in Vegas with Cameron Diaz, A Lot Like Love with Amanda Peet, Valentine's Day, No Strings Attached with Natalie Portman, Dude, Where's My Car? with Kevin Costner, and the cult hit, Dude, Where's My Car. Kutcher stars next in Garry Marshall's film, New Year's Eve, out in December 2011.

Two and a Half Men is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television. Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn are the series' creators.


Sources: CBS

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Comments (41)

  1. Brainiac

    for all those complaining about Ashton joining Two and Half Men, your forgetting one thing. That show already sucks. it is the stupid kind of mediocre sitcom the appeals to simpletons. no offense. if anything Ashton joining might make it better seeing as how he was on one of the best sitcoms in recent TV history, granted that show also went down hill after the main star left and was replace and now Ashton is replacing Charlie, weird circle of life thing huh...

    3 years agoby @thebdFlag

  2. TiJuRod

    I guess the show goes downhill from here. I guess Charlie can say this about the show "Duh Not Winning"..lol..

    3 years agoby @tito-loves-jujuFlag

  3. Lastwerdz

    The show jumped the shark shortly BEFORE Charlie Sheen left,so this is oficially the end.

    3 years agoby @lastwerdzFlag

  4. Wmcnutt28

    Hmm ill watch one just for the hell of it since i think John is Funny lol Wonder if this new version is going to end up like The Caveman show?? It might last longer but not by much

    3 years agoby @wmcnutt28Flag

  5. DarkMax99

    Never watched the show, now I have one more reason not to watch this show.

    3 years agoby @goozling1675Flag

  6. Monkeyiron 2.0

    20 bucks he'll play charlies son and the show will say charlie is dead

    3 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  7. Corey W.

    Sure. Why not.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  8. SenTox

    I thought "Punked" was canceled, because this sh*t is to stupid to actually be real.

    3 years agoby @sentoxFlag

  9. Dfella504

    FUK ASHTON! WE WANT CHARLIE! WE WANT CHARLIE! BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @dfellaFlag

  10. Dan

    Epic fail. The series should have just stopped.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. Bane5000

    Not surprised, hes more famous for Demi then his actual film career...back to the small screen i suppose

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  12. CelluloidDreams

    Loved "Ashton" in "The Butterfly Effect" ..." Just Married" was "cute" ... Loved him in "Spread"... gave a better performance in that film than some of the others he has done ...well worth a look!.

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  13. CelluloidDreams

    I didn't think Ashton Kutcher needed the paycheck that bad! Ashton is losing cool points!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  14. CUPID

    EPIC PASS!!!

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  15. Jakn

    No. No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @jaknFlag

  16. Replicant

    So he's gonna play Alan's older brother now? I see an obvious problem here, unless he's playing some other new character that's moving in...

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  17. skywise

    Never was much of a fan of this show but its nice to see Charlie getting what he has coming.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  18. Ledouchee

    Costner was awesome in Dude, Where's My Car...

    3 years agoby @ledoucheeFlag

  19. SpaceCowboy

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah, NO!

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  20. Messenger

    So many new people on movieweb!

    Yeah, A.K. could either do well or make this horrid. But I've never gotten into the shot so...

    3 years agoby @messengerFlag

  21. John2347

    The show is still gonna suck balls anyway.

    3 years agoby @john2347Flag

  22. Bryan Yentz

    And Costner in "Dude, Where's My Car?" Wha--??? Not to mention the repeat of "Dude, Where's My Car?" right after that.

    3 years agoby @bryanyentzFlag

  23. Bryan Yentz

    Ugh. How to make something--anything--less interesting and more obnoxious: attach Ashton Kutcher to it.

    3 years agoby @bryanyentzFlag

  24. The Dark Knight

    I feel that hes too young but if he was older it would be perfect

    3 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  25. Bernardo de Paiva

    prefers to eat rocks... than seeing this

    3 years agoby @bernardo-de-paivaFlag

  26. Jimthar

    and the ship has finally hit the iceberg.

    3 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  27. LeighAyn

    Ashton Kutcher is an awesome. He's gonna rock it! I have faith in him! :)

    3 years agoby @LeighaynFlag

  28. Courtney O.

    Interesting turn..could be good.

    3 years agoby @chickflickFlag

  29. Rudy

    hmm. Okay. I don't really care about the show, but he's a good actor.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  30. Brian

    @Salem6777 Agreed!

    3 years agoby @brianFlag