LOS ANGELES (CBS) — CBS and Warner Bros. Television have announced that actor Ashton Kutcher will join the cast of the hit comedy, Two and a Half Men.
“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,” Kutcher said. “I can’t replace Charlie Sheen but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!”
Sheen was fired from the sitcom in March after he made disparaging remarks about the show’s creator and executive producer, Chuck Lorre, while appearing on a radio show.
“We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton joining our family,” Lorre said. “Added to that is the deep sigh of relief knowing that our family stays together. If I was any happier, it’d be illegal.”
“Ashton is a pop culture triple threat-film star, cutting-edge producer and a social media pioneer,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. “He brings creativity, energy and personality to everything he touches. We are thrilled to have him, and excited beyond words for what he brings to the next season of Two and a Half Men.”