The agreements are close to being worked out to bring Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones back for a 10th season of CBS’s hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men," reports Deadline.com. It will be Kutcher’s second season since taking over for Charlie Sheen.
The report says the salaries will remain the same for the three stars — $700,000 per episode for Kutcher and $300,000 per episode for Jones, with Cryer somewhere in between, but closer to Kutcher. All three will also receive bonuses for re-signing.
CBS is also working out a new licensing deal with producer Warner Bros. TV, which is expected to be wrapped up in time for the May 16 CBS upfront. But even assuming all the deals get done, season 10 could be the show’s last.
Chuck Lorre — the series co-creator and showrunner — has indicated that he wants to end the series after 10 seasons.
While nothing has been decided beyond season 10 — and technically, season 10 isn’t firmed up yet either — the series is a key component of a broader strategy by CBS to lock in solid comedy blocks on Monday and Thursday nights, the story notes.
The four anchors needed for the two blocks — the 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows — would be “Men,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “2 Broke Girls.”