Ashton Kutcher is rolling in the dough!
Well, on Two and a Half Men, at least. At a Wednesday Television Critics Association panel, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler offered a few tidbits on the 33-year-old Kutcher's new role.
Come September 19, Kutcher will assume the alter ego of Walden Schmidt, who Tassler describes as "an internet billionaire with a broken heart." Though Tassler was mum on if Schmidt was related to any of the current characters, she did say that his role will be quite "unique."
"There is great value in hiring an actor like Ashton Kutcher," Tassler told reporters Wednesday. "He is an extraordinarily professional, talented, funny, gifted actor who comes with a tremendous amount of commitment and enthusiasm, embraced by an extraordinarily talented cast."
Reflecting on former star Charlie Sheen's March firing from the show, Tassler confirmed fans of the Sheen version will enjoy Men just as much — if not more — with Kutcher at the helm.
"The show is brilliantly written, extraordinarily produced, and [we] have an opportunity moving forward to create this exciting character and deliver a great show. The show will be as irreverent as it always has been."
Earlier this week, Deadline.com spilled secrets from the show's premiere, including the fact that Sheen's Charlie Harper would be killed off the series and that the first episode would feature his funeral.
"I'm not going to confirm or deny that," Tassler said. "As we said in the whole [Two and a Half Men] marketing plan, all will be revealed on 'x' date. [The premiere is] going to be a big event. The chatter and the conversation and the discussion about it is going to be part of the fun."
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