No, you’re not being punk’d, multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, are saying that Ashton Kutcher is finalizing a deal to join the cast of the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, replacing Charlie Sheen.
The move ensures that the show will be back next season and also might add a younger audience to the typically older demographic that typically watches CBS. My guess is that, since Charlie Sheen already has nearly 4 million Twitter followers, the studio and network just wanted to find someone with even more.
Kutcher, of course, is no stranger to TV, launching his career on the FOX comedy That ’70s Show. Since leaving that show in 2006, Kutcher has stuck largely to movie roles, though he did have a guest appearance on the short-lived comedy Miss Guided.
While fans can now start a countdown clock until Charlie Sheen calls Ashton Kutcher a troll, I’m more interested in one Kutcher’s wife Demi Moore has to say, since she worked with Sheen and his brother Emilio Estevez in the 1987 movie Wisdom, written and directed by Estevez.
I’ll admit that I’ve never liked Two and a Half Men, but after all of this controversy, I can guarantee that I will be tuning in when the show returns this fall with Ashton Kutcher, if only to see what the heck they’re going to do and how he’ll fit into the series.
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