Kutcher Opens Up as CBS’s New ‘Men’ Crew Debuts at Upfront

May 18, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Ashton Kutcher had his public introduction today as a member of the “Two and a Half Men” cast, coming out on stage at CBS’s upfront presentation in New York and saying a few words about his new gig, Entertainment Weekly reported.

After being introduced as an “actor, producer and social media mogul” by CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler, Kutcher, who replaces Charlie Sheen in the show, raved about his new gig. “I got the best job in show business, and I’m excited about that,” he said.

Kutcher couldn’t quite keep up with the other cast members on the show’s theme song, and quipped, “I’m still learning my lines.”

He said he has received an outpouring of congratulations on getting the lead role in the sitcom. “You almost think I’ve won the lotto–which I kind of did,” he said. He will reportedly make about $1 million an episode.

Added his co-star Jon Cryer, addressing his CBS bosses Tassler and Leslie Moonves: “Did you have to get a tall guy? Really, was that necessary? It’s [now] ‘One and Two Half Men.’”


  1. There is no one on the planet who can replace Charlie Sheen. Kutcher is just an oversize kid without the cachet, timing and acting ability that Sheen possesses. I see a big audience for the first episode, and a fast fall-off from there on. Great writing on the show, but without Charlie, it’s just another living-room sitcom. A real yawner.

  2. Don’t be so fatalistic. Give Ashton a couple of pints of tiger blood and he’ll do fine.

  3. I have no opinion on Kutcher, but I don’t believe that Sheen has an cachet, timing or acting ability!

  4. be quiet charlie! your shtick is so 5 minutes ago.

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