Two of the stars of “That ’70s Show’ are joining forces for a new comedy series to be aired on Netflix. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the new multicamera series “The Ranch” will star Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson.
The project is also a “Two and a Half Men” reunion, joining Kutcher with the CBS sitcom’s co-showrunners Don Reo and Jim Patterson.
“I’ve learned that the Internet TV network is finalizing a deal for a straight-to-series order to ‘The Ranch,’ a sibling comedy starring Kutcher and Masterson and created by Reo and Patterson,” Andreeva writes. “I also hear that the series is expected to introduce a new model for the streaming service with a 20-episode order to be released in two batches, premiering 10 episodes at a time, twice a year.”
The rollout model contrasts with Netflix’s pattern of 13-episode seasons released all at once, which has been the streaming service’s standard model for both dramas and comedies.
Andreeva adds: “Written by Reo and Patterson, ‘The Ranch’ is set on a Colorado ranch, with Kutcher’s character returning home after a brief semi-pro football career to run the family business with his brother, played by Masterson.”
The show is due in 2016.