Not that anyone would mind, but Angus T. Jones is not expected to return as a regular next year to Two and a Half Men. Renewal from CBS is yet to come down, but series stars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer are already a lock to return for the sitcom’s eleventh season. This would be the third run without Charlie Sheen which is longer than most of us thought. After he departed the comedy, Two and a Half Men dropped off the radar a bit as it faded to a second-rate CBS comedy following the network’s top offering in the genre The Big Bang Theory. Even so, ratings are still high enough to warrant a continuation. Expect the official renewal to come soon.
Update 4/26: The show has been renewed via CBS on Twitter.
As cliche as it may be that two guys in a movie are reaching a monumental breakthrough in passing through a parking garage, jOBS appears to be comfortable displaying just that in the first official clip for the film fresh out of Sundance. This initial footage has Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs explaining to Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad) just how big the operating system could be for the industry going forward. Terrible? Yes. Will we watch it anyway? Probably. Continue Reading
The first of the inevitable many Steve Jobs biopics is about to land in theaters in the form the Ashton Kutcher-led jOBS. The low-budget indie has found distribution courtesy of Open Road Films for an April release which will follow-up a mid-January debut at Sundance. This essentially means that we will know whether the film is good or bad within a few months’ time, so there will be a pretty long digestive period to make any decision on whether or not to wait for Aaron Sorkin’s copy which is presumably still in the works. Click the jump for the press release with the finer details. Continue Reading
When it was announced that Punk’d would be returning for new episodes after five years off the air, it was widely reported that Ashton Kutcher would only be taking a behind-the-scenes executive producer role. Well, given today’s news, it would certainly appear as if we were punk’d as he most certainly will be hosting an upcoming episode of series. Continue Reading
As expected, CBS has come to terms on contracts for the returns of the stars of Two and a Half Men. The network is certainly ponying up for reprisals from the trio as Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer will be each getting about $700,000 an episode while Agnus T. Jones is set to get around $300,000 per half-hour.
This news comes amidst uncertainty that the network would be game for paying such high fees in light of the show’s post-Sheen ratings. While debuting to huge ratings in the fall of 2011, the demo numbers have been in somewhat of a nosedive as even the freshman hit 2 Broke Girls now gives the Chuck Lorre-produced show a run for its money. Needless to say, what was once the number one sitcom on television now even struggles for third as Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory are far and away the most popular comedies on the medium.
While these salaries seem high considering they are in fact pay bumps for all the actors involved, it might be worth mentioning that additional episodes will go a long way in extending the series’ run in syndication. This is very lucrative for the distributor, and thus why Warner Bros. will gladly take the money off their end to see this show continue. Whether or not that happens though remains to be seen as talks with the studio for a new licensing agreement is still ongoing.
A rare opportunity of seeing Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber together in one place at once took place last night. The pair were on to promote the return of Punk’d. Here is the appearance from the duo where Ashton complains about Justin ‘stealing his swagger’ and much, much more.
Despite the weakening Two and a Half Men ratings over the course of Ashton Kutcher’s freshman season on the show, the series looks to retain the actor as a permanent replacement to Charlie Sheen. The news came out of TCA, however, that is not to say there will not be some significant changes ahead.
Physical alterations to his character will come in the form of a haircut and a clean shave. It will probably take more than that thought to get the Chuck Lorre-comedy back to the top of the sitcom heap as 2 Broke Girls is about to bump Two and a Half Men to third place in the genre, so one could reasonably expect a slight personality shift as well.
MTV has confirmed today that their Ashton Kutcher-produced reality show Punk’d will indeed be making its comeback. That has been known for sometime now, but with the cable network now confirming the plans to bring back the hit celebrity prank series it makes it all the more real. There is no confirmation of the rumors that Justin Bieber is the host of the show though just yet as audiences will have to wait and see if that is the case when show’s revival gets unveiled during MTV’s New Year’s Eve celebration.
Here is a new featurette for New Year’s Eve which aims to be this year’s Valentine’s Day. In the following video, the film’s bloated cast talks about what New Year’s Eve means to them. The movie hits theaters on December 9, 2011. Continue Reading
Judy Greer has reportedly been booked for a recurring role on the recently re-worked Two and a Half Men. It is a pretty important role too as she will be playing Ashton Kutcher’s ex-girlfriend who left the internet billionaire in disarray. Continue Reading
Ashton Kutcher will play Walden Schmidt, an internet billionaire with a broken heart, when he makes his debut on Two and a Half Men on Monday, September 19. To sum up what we know so far, the season premiere will feature a funeral (most likely that of Charlie Sheen’s character) and a slew of cameos who will come to the open house for Harper’s now vacant residence.
It has been known for a while that Charlie Sheen is now off the show Two and a Half Men and since been replaced by Ashton Kutcher. This has left a lot of speculation as to how will the series will transition to the Ashton Kutcher-era and word has it that the season premiere features Charlie Harper’s funeral. Continue Reading