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.