Ashton Kutcher May Get $1M Per Episode

But base pay is less than Charlie Sheen's for Two and a Half Men

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted May 13, 2011 1:19 PM CDT

(Newser) – Ashton Kutcher is indeed Charlie Sheen's replacement on Two and a Half Men, both he and Warner Bros confirmed today, reports PopEater. And he will become a rich man—OK, richer man—for his efforts: TMZ says his base pay will be between $625,000 and $900,000 per episode, plus whatever he gets from reruns. The Wall Street Journal has him getting about $1 million per episode, but it's unclear whether that's just base pay.

It's a princely sum, either way, but TMZ notes that it's less than Sheen's base pay of about $1.25 million per show. Kutcher's statement: "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. I can't replace Charlie Sheen but I'm going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!" Click to read more on the deal.

Ashton Kutcher is officially replacing Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men.'
Ashton Kutcher is officially replacing Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men.'   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Ashton Kutcher is officially replacing Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men.'
Ashton Kutcher is officially replacing Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men.'   (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
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