It seems like life goes on Two and a Half Men without its star. Sources confirm that Ashton Kutcher has finalized a deal to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. News of the casting comes after two days that Hugh Grant rejected a nice deal to join the sitcom (Source).
According to Deadline, names like Woody Harrelson, Rob Lowe, John Stamos and Jeremy Piven circulated in the blogosphere as possible replcements. But until this week, with news about Hugh Grant, there had been nothing concrete about actual negotiations going on with any specific actor. Lorre only wanted to continue the show “if he can find the right actor and get excited about that,”.
This marks Kutcher’s first series gig since That ’70s Show went off the air in 2006. Kutcher could bring a younger fan base to the CBS sitcom, as well as a big online profile with 6.7 million Twitter followers, which could help CBS promote the show. Sources say Men creator Chuck Lorre has crafted a storyline to introduce Kutcher in a way that satisfies the network and studio. “It’s really funny,” says one source. “People are going to love it.” (Source)