By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto
No folks, we’re not getting Punk’d. After his antics more or less destroyed any chance of him returning to “Two and a Half Men,” Charlie Sheen has officially been replaced by Ashton Kutcher, Deadline reports.
While Sheen often insisted in recent months that he was integral to the show’s success, it looks as though creator Chuck Lorre is willing to try and prove him wrong. Rumors regarding a replacement cast member have been circulating for a while now, with names like Hugh Grant’s being thrown around, but it looks like the gig is Kutcher’s.
Whether or not he can fill Sheen’s shoes is anyone’s guess, but given the fact that these two stars appear to be operating on completely different wavelengths (consider that a compliment to Mr. Kutcher), we can’t imagine that he’ll be trying to emulate Sheen’s style.
Then again, insane as he clearly is, Sheen may have been correct when he stated that the show can’t survive without him. Given the recent media frenzy surround the series, we’re sure that some curious viewers will tune in when it returns, but in the long run, replacing Sheen may prove disastrous for the series.
Of course, letting him return would have definitely proved disastrous, so all in all, they’re probably doing the smart thing here.