Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ashton Kutcher in Charlie Sheen out

Ashton Kutcher tapped to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.
CBS officials revealed a fall lineup Wednesday, but they're holding onto the secrets of how Charlie Sheen will be worked out of "Two and a Half Men."

Last week, CBS and Warner Bros. TV said Ashton Kutcher will join the cast of the hit comedy, thus saving a hugely important franchise.

"We are so excited for Ashton," said CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler. "We know they have a masterplan. Out of respect for [series creator Chuck [Lorre] and the show, all of that will be revealed at a later date."

If CBS will keep "Two and a Half Men" alive after Sheen was fired has been the topic of much chatter in recent months.
Initially, the executives wanted Hugh Grant. When he didn't work out, Kutcher was hired.

Tassler said Lorre had "cooked up something fabulous" for the storyline and "we'll all have to wait and see in the fall."

Kelly Kahl, CBS senior executive vice president of programming said the network always knew they would find a replacement.

"We kind of worked under the assumption that we would [have a show]." Kahl said. "Did we have backup plan? Yeah, we had ideas, but we never really had to go there."

Sheen was fired from the show after the network, Warner Bros. and Lorre grew tired of his off-air antics and allegations over his personal lifestyle.

Sheen has said the show will fail without him.
Jacked from NY Daily News 


nba is fixed said...

This story is three days old. Step your game up Gossip Jacker.

Anonymous said...

It won't be the same without crazy Charlie, they may as well let it go NOW.

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