Ashton Kutcher will receive a hefty raise for the next season of Two and a Half Men. According to sources, the actor has agreed to a new contract of $1 million per episode. If the series produces 22 episodes in the season, the actor will make an enormous $22 million for an annual salary. Wow!
“The talks are going well and we’re getting close to finalizing,” a source says.
Kutcher, who replaced Charlie Sheen, reportedly receives $700,000 an episode as of now. The large sum of money still represents nearly half of what Sheen was making. At the time of his departure, the rebel actor was making $1.25 million per episode before being fired from the hit TV show last year.
“I don’t see any reason to continue without [Ashton],” the Two and a Half Men boss Chuck Lorre said. “He’s a delight, he’s a really nice man and he’s a really easygoing guy, he’s very relaxed and very professional. He shows up and he’s ready to work, he’s prepared and he brings it.”
CBS hasn’t officially confirmed Two and a Half Men for its 10th season but the series is expected to be on the network’s roster come mid-May.