13 May 2011
By Kelly Bedard // TV
CBS has just announced that celebrity multi-hyphenate Ashton Kutcher will be the man to replace Charlie Sheen when they bring back Two and a Half Men.
Here’s what executive producer Chuck Lorre had to say:
“We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton joining our family. Added to that is the deep sigh of relief knowing that our family stays together. If I was any happier, it’d be illegal”
I’d say that Sheen and Kutcher are on about the same celebrity and talent level so the big differences to the show will mostly likely lie in the age difference (Kutcher is 33, Sheen 46) and persona (Kutcher almost perpetually rocks the sweet/goofy thing, Sheen- not so much).
It was predictable that CBS would at least try to keep their flagship comedy alive after Sheen. And though I’m not a fan of the show, I’d like to see them succeed, if only just to make a point to the many many divas who think they run their show, not the writers (Greys sans Katherine Heigl= amazing, MASH without Wayne Rogers= 100x better, the list goes on). I’m also happy to see that entire cast and crew not lose their jobs.
So, Sheen out, Kutcher in. Thoughts? Share in the comments section.