In March of this year, actor Charlie Sheen was sacked from his role in the US hit show Two and a Half Men after a public row with the series producer over his addiction issues.
The fate of the ninth season of this Emmy Award-nominated show was left unknown while the production team decided how to proceed – not knowing whether a replacement for Sheen was the best idea, or to let the series end.
For weeks, rumours of Sheen replacements have been raging through Hollywood – with Hugh Grant in the hot seat.
However, fans were given a little teaser from Ashton Kutcher a few nights ago when he twitted: “What’s the square root of 6.25? Thank you for all the Congrats on 2.5. Met with the team this morning…. We are already working on earning your Laughter”.
Sitcoms are nothing new to Kutcher who found success with ‘That ’70s Show’ back in the 1990s and MTV’s ‘Punked’ before settling into popular movie roles.
While Sheen continues with his lawsuit against Warner Brothers for alleged breach of contract, he doesn’t seem to hold any grudges toward Kutcher, congratulating him on Twitter: “The show must go on… You got the right guy!”
Although it is not yet known if Kutcher will replace Sheen in the character of Charlie Harper or will be introduced as a new character, all will be revealed when the new series airs in the autumn.