The long-awaited replacement for Charlie Sheen on CBS’s hit show Two And A Half Men has finally been revealed: Ashton Kutcher.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news late on May 12, when two sources revealed that Kutcher was in the latter stages of a deal to replace Sheen. CBS studios, Warner Bros. and Kutcher’s representatives didn’t comment, “but a deal is said to be all but signed,” wrote THR.
The payment figures are still unclear, but Kutcher is in for a “huge payday,” according to a source (Sheen made around $2 million per episode).
Show creator Chuck Lorre has apparently created a scenario for Kutcher’s introduction, and a source says, “People are going to love it.”
Considering Kutcher has 6.7 million Twitter followers, it’s no surprise he dropped hints like “What’s the square root of 6.25?” on Thursday night to indicate his involvement in the show.
The signing came quickly after British actor Hugh Grant passed on the opportunity. Other names that floated around included Woody Harrelson, John Stamos and Rob Lowe.