Ashton Kutcher near deal to replace Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men'

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Ashton Kutcher is winning.

The actor is just about set to return to primetime TV as the new star of CBS’ Two and a Half Men, according to multiple reports.

First rumored earlier today as a potential replacement for Charlie Sheen, it would mark his return to the sitcom world where he first broke through on That ’70s Show. Hugh Grant was in talks for the role, and he could have been a great choice, but the Brit dropped out.

Kutcher playfully seemed to confirm reports on Twitter, giving fans asking him about the reports a wink and tweeting “what’s the square root of 6.25?”

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  • DocRoc

    2 1/2 thumbs up to Chuck Lorre. Brilliant choice.

    • Dustin Ingle

      LOSING !
      ….and just lost my viewing.

      See ya

      • something is wrong

        This was a terrible choice, Bruce Willis would have been better, so would Bob Saget, heck even Joey from Full House would have been better

      • Prince William

        I liked the Hugh Grant idea way better.

      • Jackie D

        Me too!

      • Miss Talk

        Ashton favors the nephew a lot. He’s a great choice (I like Ashton) but CBS can kiss the 20 million viewers goodbye. Half of the viewers are real-life jerks, that’s why they loved Charlie. I can tell, my ex doesn’t like TV but he would never miss 2.5 men. And yes, he’s a total jerk.

      • Anonymous

        Oh God, please say it ain’t so!
        Lamest. Choice. Ever.

        Ashton Kutcher doesn’t even have the edge that Charlie has.
        Plus…well, there’s no need to critique his acting as its been mentioned enough.

        Seems to me he has ruined every show he’s ever been cast in.
        He should continue to be cast in parts for those who like programs such as “That Seventies Show” so the rest of us don’t have to be subjected to him!

        If they can’t bring Charlie back, then they should just finish the season with the rest of the cast (which is very good) and call it quits.

        UGGGHHH.
        Count me out.

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    • James from AI

      Haha, everyone is hating on Charlie Sheen yet he is still winning in the poll. Ashton, you’re a total loser, LOL.

      • chelsea

        Look again. Charlie is done.
        Ashton might be refreshing.

      • Pippi

        Look again…… Kutcher is winning. I personally don’t like neither of them

      • jill

        I don’t think he’s a loser…..he’s married to Demi Moore! Charlie is married to ……….oh that’s right, they all ran away. I love and want to support Charlie, but Charlie has to get better!

      • Terry

        He’s not winning in the poll I’m looking at.

      • Raven

        Ashton is winning. Let’s face it, anything’s better than Charlie Sheen.

    • James

      Ashton Kutcher? Perfect, he will help sink this ship even faster.

      • SaraS

        Haha, exactly what I thought. HATE Ashton Kutcher, probably moreso than almost any Hollywood dude.. and I hate Charlie Sheen, so bye bye 2.5 Men.

      • LD

        I am not a fan of Charlie, but trying to replace him with anyone will kill the show (then Charlie can gloat, and the stupid media will give him the credit) The show would probably have a better chance with only the cast it has. We are fans b’c of the other characters NOT Charlie. Make Ryan Stiles the other “man” and it will have a better chance.

    • jill

      I can see Ashton in the roll of a couisn, or a brother they didn’t know about (LOL)

    • Jakasmfkr

      · 2 1/2 thumbs up to Chuck Lorre. Brilliant choice.
      Yeah brilliant if he is deliberitly trying to kill the show for a tax right off.
      I feel so sorry for CBS

    • Kezza

      Sean Penn would be my choice if he hadn’t appeared on the show already

    • Svetlana

      I think its a terrible choice. Ashton is a horrible actor! They need someone who can play the bad boy to offset Jon Cryer and Ashton isn’t it. The only parts he can somewhat play are a morons and “Jake” has that role on the show. Oh well, I give it 10 episodes before they cancel it or beg Charlie to come back.

    • Beau

      What a disaster. I’ll never turn it on again. Can’t stand this overrated clown. Bomb city!

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    • jmo

      Like you, it sounds like a great idea, but how do they make that work with Alan and the rest of the gang (like Bertha)? Unless they build new sets, which is practically a character itself. To me, if it didn’t take place in Charlie’s house, it’s basically a new sitcom with some familiar actors.

      I’d like it to work but how?

    • Jethro

      Never watched the show, and definitly, now, will never, with Kutcher. He is offensive and irritating!

      • Jethro

        “definitely”

  • dee dee

    WooHoo! Can they start airing it next week!! Can’t wait!!

    • Kelly

      Love Ashton!!! Charlie Sheen is icky.

  • John

    And that’s when I stop watching

    • ks

      me too

    • angel

      me too

  • Me

    Well that will be the end of my watching the show…I do not like Ashton Kutcher…he’s the worse possible replacement anyone could have picked and scraping the bottom of the barrel…oh well guess I’ll be turning the channel now…bye bye.

    • John

      Couldn’t agree more

    • jill

      I thought Ashton Kurcher was a “Vinny Barbareno” actor when he was on the 70′s show…We all know (well those of us to know) that Vinny Barbareno turned into John Travolta. I thought Ashton was a flash in the pan actor, until I saw The Butterfly Effect…..I can’t bevlieve he’s even thinking about comeing back to TV and not going after a movie career!

    • JPX

      Agreed!

    • allie

      Ha Ha! I might actually WATCH the show now! LOVE Ashton Kutcher!

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  • Gretchen

    Gotta support our Iowa boy. Oooohh. I think he admits to being from Iowa.

    • Jen

      Something wrong with Iowa, Gretchen?

    • Gretchen

      @Jen — Nope I’m from Iowa. Flyover country to those on the left & right coasts. So it’s always nice to have a little fun with that.

  • Chu

    I like him, but why would he return to television?

    • man in black

      That’s my first question. Why? He has a pretty successful movie career. I mean OK, if he earns as much money as Charlie did per ep, that might justify it, but I doubt he can get that…

      • James

        “He has a pretty successful movie career” LOL

  • Kurt

    Jesus, either Hugh Grant or even John Stamos would’ve been a million times better than this talentless assclown. Charlie will be proven right: this show is now officially DOOMED.

    • John

      I know right????

      • Austin

        Since when has Sheen ever been proven right? He is one one who has fallen off the deep end and keeps going down despite the fact he has children to take care of. Irresponsible *ss with a big mouth, way too old for his behavior to be seen as anything but pathetic.

  • Alfredo

    FAIL. Why not just cancel the show?

    • gato

      MONEY

  • Matt C.

    I actually like Ashton Kutcher, so I might have to start watching this show more now. I just don’t understand why they would bother continuing the show without Charlie Sheen…I mean, I know he isn’t the sole reason for the show’s success, but I have a feeling the ratings will drop significantly next season regardless of who they would have cast.

    • Chuck Lorre

      I’ll tell you exactly why: because f*** Charlie Sheen! With Kutcher instead of Sheen, the production costs of my show go way down, the crew stays employed for the foreseeable future, and I get to make more money while proving to that snowman that I’m winning! “Duh.”

      • Linda

        Hmmmm I didn’t realize this had become a game of oneupmanship….You sir have finished 2.5 men for me. Between the 2 attitudes I can’t decide who’s is worse. But I know that I don’t plan on helping anyone “win” just to show someone up. If the decision to replace Mr. Sheen was due to wanting to save a good show then that would be one thing but your reasons are just as pathetic and narcissistic as Mr. Sheen’s. But in my lonely opinion at least Mr. Sheen was honest about where his opinion came from. I will now let you know that in my household the word has already come out from me that 2.5 men is now boycotted in my home.

  • 867-5309

    Ick.

  • MeMama

    Good choice.

  • melissa

    ok, so maybe everyone knows but i stop reading all this a while back, is he playing “charlie” or is he a new character?

    • KEVIN

      ditto

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  • googie

    anyone is better than sheen. now i can start watching again.

  • assclown

    This is a horrible choice, this show is gana go down hill fast.

  • Andy

    Didn’t watch before and I still won’t.

    • Jordan

      Same.

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