Late last week we learned that actor Ashton Kutcher was hired to replace Charlie Sheen on the CBS series Two and a Half Men. Earlier this week, we got to see a photo of Kutcher hanging out with Men creator/writer Chuck Lorre at a coffee shop here in SoCal. Today we get to see photos of Kutcher with his new Two and a Half Men co-stars from their appearance together at the CBS Upfronts presentation in NYC to promote the revamp of the show, set to premiere this Fall. In addition, Ashton posted a personal photo with his new co-stars on his official Twitter profile. Click below to meet the New and a Half Men.
It may have been raining as he arrived at the CBS party, but Ashton Kutcher certainly feels like the sun is shining on him. The 33-year-old actor, who was recently announced as Charlie Sheen’s replacement on Two And A Half Men, said getting the gig ‘feels like winning the lottery’. Ashton spoke about his delight today as he joined his fellow cast mates Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones at U.S. channel CBS’s Upfront event in New York. ‘I’ve never probably in my 13 years in show business received more phone calls and e-mails from people congratulating me on this job,’ Kutcher told Us Magazine. He continued: ‘You’d almost think I won the lottery or something, which I kind of did. ‘I’ve got the best job in showbusiness, and I am ecstatic about that.’ The No Strings Attached star will earn around $1m per episode for the top-rated comedy. His co-star Cryer said he was looking forward to working with Kutcher, saying: ‘I’m incredibly happy they’re bringing Ashton to the show. ‘But the question that I have to ask is, “Did you have to get the tall guy? Really? Is that necessary?”‘ the 46-year-old joked. Inside the event at Carnegie Hall Kutcher, Cryer and 17-year-old Jones all put on their best mock angry faces for a photograph which Kutcher posted on Twitter with the accompanying message: ‘First cast argument 2.5 men.’ CBS Entertainment Chief Nina Tassler, who said digging up fresh comedy was a priority at the network during the development season, would not reveal any details about how the writers would introduce Kutcher’s character. ‘We’re very excited,’ Tassler said about the shake-up of the show, following wayward Sheen’s recent firing. ‘We’re past thrilled,’ she added.
And there you have it … the new cast of Two and a Half Men rearin’ to go. Despite the fact that I have honestly never watched one episode of this show in all the years that Charlie Sheen, I have to admit that I’m very curious now that Ashton has joined the cast. I’m not a Kutcher fan by any stretch of the imagination … but I can’t help but be curious. I’m sure photos of the actors on set will make their way to the Internets as the Summer progresses but we have a few months to wait, I’m sure, before we get to see any footage of the new version of the show. Like it or not, the new Men is on the way.