Ashton Kutcher to Replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men

It seems as though Ashton Kutcher is about to throw his hat back into the sitcom ring—and in a way you never saw coming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former That 70s Show star will return to primetime this fall—for a "big payday"—when he replaces Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men, which is still somehow the top-rated comedy on television.

Tonight's news comes on the heels of a report that Hugh Grant turned down an opportunity to replace Sheen—who was fired in March after a very public breakdown—earlier this week. Which makes even less sense than having Kutcher take over, so +1 for CBS?

Anyway... whoa! I'd ask if this news will keep any of you tuned into the show, but then I'd be assuming that you ever watched it in the first place (and I'm not that cruel). [THR, photo via Getty]