Monday, May 23, 2011

One Year Is All It Has Anyway


CBS must know the whole Ashton Kutcher thing is a big risk. They also must know that no one wants to watch him every week. I think they got suckered into this and are prepared to suffer through 26 episodes of really bad acting. But, the good news for CBS is apparently they only signed Ashton to a one year deal. I don't think it really matters to Ashton though. Even at the discounted rate per episode he is still going to pull in almost $20M for what amounts to less than 13 hours of television.

CBS was kind of stuck since they had already committed to next season. I guess they thought Ashton was their best move. I think they should have just brought in that monkey from the Hangover movie.

19 comments:

Mango said...

Well, at least Asston knows that he is expendable. He can try to act up, but if CBS/Lorre can dispense with Charlie Sheen's services, they can dispense with his.

hell's kitty said...

Such short, croppy write-ups today. Who's writing?

bluebonnetmom said...

It won't last more than a year. He also needed to replenish Demi's "I have never had any work done fund".

__-__=__ said...

Let's see if he withstands working with Lorre, etc. better than Charlie and Brett Butler.

ms snarky said...

Let's hope there's room in that budget for a decent hairstyle.

Reese said...

I've never watched this show, but had CBS gone with Hugh Grant, I'd have given the show a look. The "About A Boy" character was done so well. I imagine Hugh and Jon Cryer would have some pretty good chemistry. Too bad for both of them. Ashton isn't even watchable in those camera commercials.

looserdude said...

Ashton Kutcher must have pictures of Chuck Lorre blowing a donkey. That's the only thing that would explain this.

clrcpa said...

I've watched this show a couple of times now since the whole thing blew up and I don't think anyone would call what Charlie Sheen has been doing "acting". If people liked it before, they will probably be happy again.

libby said...

"About a Boy" is a GREAT movie. I second that recommendation. Toni Collette's in it too!

Amy said...

I'm with you, clrcpa. Charlie sucked donkey balls. Watch Ashton inject new life in it.

ardleigh said...

I think that they should have just moved Ryan Stiles in and have had Judith go back to women and Charlie to have gone to a monastery.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

It doesn't matter to CBS. From what I've read, Two and a Half Men is a MASSIVE cash cow and the network just keeps working that teat.

kimmypie1 said...

I think they did it to mess with Charlie. Why else would they hire someone as idiotic as Ashton?

MCH said...

So, at some point is the lunatic going to be allowed back on the show or is he done for good?

@Reese & @libby - I LOVE About a Boy too. I tried to find "Santa's Super Sleigh" for my Christmas playlist this year but was unsuccessful. :)

The Black Cat said...

This will be interesting. I wonder if Ashton will be a new character on the show or just take over as Charlie Sheens character?

Sherry said...

@ardleigh EXCELLENT idea. Ryan Stiles has wonderful comic timng. Totally underutilized on the show.

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Anotheramy said...

If they had written it so that Charlie ran off with Rose, leaving Ryan Styles and Berta in charge it would have been another 5 year run with all the new material. I think Ashton is going to breath some life into the shows last year though. Personally, Ashton wasnt on my list of actors to choose, but who am I, not a TV producer, not even a TV watcher so...
Ashton Kutcher is like Brad Pitt lite, good looking, a beautiful woman, the best drugs, the best homes and toys and vacations and they're even allowed to have sex with pretty much anyone they want as long as it doesn't effect their home lives, but we aren't sure how they got all that without seeming to deserve it, and we've got our boring little lives here behind our computer screens.

Jaiden_S said...

I guess I'm the only one who enjoyed Kelso on That 70's Show. No, Ashton isn't a great actor, but he's good with comedy. I think he'll be just fine.