Two and a Half Men is moving forward, and the CBS comedy is now ready to begin its post-Charlie Sheen life. Today the network released the first poster featuring new star Ashton Kutcher, and it’s very revealing.
Literally. The ad promises that “All will be revealed” when Two and a Half Men returns for its ninth season on Monday, September 19 at 9pm on CBS (the same night as Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen). The show’s three stars, Kutcher, Emmy-nominee Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones stand naked behind a poster, and it tells us a lot about the new show. Here are four things I’ve learned from studying this poster.
Ashton Kutcher Likes Getting Naked
Whether it’s film or TV, Kutcher has a tendency to get naked for the sake of comedy, so it should come as no surprise that he’s willing to strip down for his new role. It’s also somewhat similar to ads for the short-lived CW drama The Beautiful Life, which was produced by Kutcher.
Alan Harper is Bi-Curious
Jon Cryer’s character has always been a bit of an odd duck, but how else do you explain the fact that he has a quizzical expression on his face in the ad while staring at Kutcher’s junk? The first rule of being naked around other men is to always keep your eyes up.
Jon Cryer is Now the Half-Man
Looking at these three men standing side-by-side, it’s clear that the “half-man” Angus T. Jones is now bigger than Cryer, so if the show is keeping its title, I’m officially declaring that Jones and Kutcher are the two men, while Cryer is the half.
Two and a Half Men is Still Low-Brow
Right now creator Chuck Lorre has the two highest-rated comedies on TV: Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. The funny thing is that they couldn’t be more different, and while The Big Bang Theory likes to celebrate its cerebral nerdiness, Two and a Half Men was always reveled in its low-brow, crude sense of humor. With this salacious ad full of sexual double entendres, it’s obvious that even without Charlie Sheen’s horn-dog character, the show isn’t going to get its mind out of the gutter anytime soon.
What do you think of the new Two and a Half Men ad, and will you be watching Kutcher’s debut?
(Image courtesy of CBS)