CBS and Warner Bros. Television have announced that Ashton Kutcher will join the cast of the hit comedy, TWO AND A HALF MEN.
The multi-talented Kutcher, whose success spans film, television and social media, will join Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Holland Taylor, Marin Hinkle and Conchata Ferrell on the top-rated series. Production on the ninth season of the Emmy Award-nominated TWO AND A HALF MEN will begin this summer for broadcast on the CBS Television Network in the fall.
“I can’t wait to get to work with this ridiculously talented 2.5 team and I believe we can fill the stage with laughter that will echo in viewers’ homes,” said Kutcher. “I can’t replace Charlie Sheen but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!”
Update for Australian viewers:
Ashton Kutcher will appear in his first episode of Two and a Half Men on channel Nine in Australia on 20th September 2011.
The episodes of Two and a Half men scheduled for that day are:
7:30 – 8:00 The Philly Cheesecake (Season 8 Episode 15)
8:00 – 8:30 That Darn Priest (Season 8 Episode 16)
8:30 – 9:00 Nice to meet you, Walden Schmidt (Season 9 Episode 1)
9:30 – 11:00 Charlie Sheen Roast by The Comedy Central. (Taped 10th September 2011)
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It will be interesting to see how the new character, the billionaire Walden Schmidt, played by Ashton Kutcher, will be incorporated into the story.
The ninth season of Two and a Half Men premieres in the United States on September 19, 2011
It appears that the first episode of the new season will be the funeral of Charlie Sheen’s character, Charlie Harper, who dies in Paris.