Closed captioning of: Kutcher replaces Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men'
's hopes of joining "two and a half men."
wasn't taking the news quietly.
's turn to get "punked" by
. 33-year-old kutcher will fill the spot left vacant by sheep on the number one
"two and a half men." big names like
circulated. but one tweet seemed to end the speculation. what is the
of 6.25? the answer, two and a half. kutcher has a large fan base from "punked" and "that
" and he has millions of followers on twitter and is married to
. he brings creativity, energy, and personality to everything he touches. we are thrilled to have him. according to reports, kutcher will get a huge payday. but not the $2 million an episode sheen earns. a new character will be written into the story and the cast and crew will remain intact.
, the one thing he brings is energy, freshness. that will be a jolt. that jolt could be good for the show.
sheen was fired over two months ago after a number of incident where is he displayed increasingly erratic behavior and engage in a well publicized dispute with the show's kraekt tore,
. sheen told nbc in an interview.
everyone thinks should be begging for my job back and i want to forewarn them that it's everyone else that will be begging me for their job back.
all of that, sheen recanted.
i'll look back and say rehire me.
kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer -- oh, wait, so am i. and not without one last jab to his former boss -- enjoy planet chuck, ashton, there's no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there. the question now, will the audience keep laughing, and is charley sheen still winning. for today, christian welker, nbc news,