It's just a few days until CBS hosts their upfront (when networks basically stage a huge convention and party and present next seasons shows to advertisers so they buy commercial space now, hence the term "upfront") so it's pretty important that they have a cast in place for the highest rated comedy on television, 'Two And A Half Men'. Which is the only reason I can think of for them to settle on Ashton Kutcher to replace Charlie Sheen.
Broadcasting and Cable broke the story last night, then Kutcher went on his twitter and posted that square root question in the headline (the answer is 2.5 of course), and today the Hollywood Reporter says the deal is all but done.
Two sources (say Kutcher) is putting the final touches on a deal to replace Charlie Sheen as the star of TV's No. 1 comedy. CBS, Warner Bros. and Kutcher's reps at CAA declined to comment on the situation but a deal is said to be all but signed. The exact dollar figure he will be paid is not known but a source says Kutcher is getting a "huge payday" to join the hit sitcom. The deal came together quickly in the wake of Hugh Grant passing on the opportunity to join the show. Now 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."
Woah, easy dude. Let's not get carried away and start throwing around words like "love" and "funny" when describing Ashton Kutcher or 'Two And A Half Men'. Ashton hasn't been in anything good for 10 years, and that includes Demi Moore.