“Two and a Half Men” has been one of the most successful sitcoms on television in recent years. Charlie Sheen was the star of the show for the entire run of the program up until his firing a few months ago.
Sheen’s drug use and outbursts on national television led to CBS executives being left with little choice but to show the experienced actor the door.
Sheen went on to claim that the show would never be able to live on without him. He said that he was the star and there was no way the show would be successful if he was not a part of it.
It seems that Chuck Lorre and other CBS and Warner Bros. executives do not agree with Sheen’s prediction.
The last time he was a regular on a network TV series, he was known as Michael Kelso on “That 70’s Show.” Now, Ashton Kutcher is finally returning to network TV as the newest cast member of “Two and a Half Men.”
Kutcher said in a written statement, “I can’t replace Charlie Sheen, but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!” He also said, “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.”
CBS officials touted the hiring of Kutcher. He has seen success throughout the film industry. Kutcher has been on television shows, he has been in big movies, and he has found even more success as a producer. He also was one of the people who helped make twitter famous.
It has not been announced how much Kutcher will be making for his role on the show, but for what it is worth, Sheen was pulling in an impressive two million dollars per episode before he was fired.
Sheen did some firing of his own as he fired back at the producers of the show, CBS, and Warner Bros. in a written statement of his own. Sheen said, “Ashton Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer. Oh wait, so am I! Enjoy the show, America. Enjoy seeing 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB. Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there.”
Clearly the show is moving on without Charlie Sheen and the actor who essentially put the show on the map is not happy about it at all.