It’s only a matter of time before we get the chance to see the new Two and a Half Men with Ashton Kutcher.
The promotional photograph for the new series looks distinctly familiar – three stars dressed in tuxedos with a microphone in front of a red curtain.
This poster for Two and a Half Men however features Ashton Kutcher instead of Charlie Sheen in almost a direct switch from the show’s iconic red curtain shot.
The advert comes ahead of the anticipated new series, with Kutcher in the lead role following Charlie’s sacking, earlier this year.
In May, Kutcher expressed his delight over being part of the highly coveted series.
‘I’ve never probably in my 13 years in show business received more phone calls and e-mails from people congratulating me on this job,’ Kutcher told Us Magazine.
He continued: ‘You’d almost think I won the lottery or something, which I kind of did. I’ve got the best job in show business, and I am ecstatic about that.’
The No Strings Attached star will earn around $1m per episode for the top-rated comedy.
The new promo shots comes just a week after a photograph was released with the three scantily clad stars holding up a billboard with the date of when the new series of the show would air in September.
Kutcher officially replaced Sheen on the hit show back in May.
He said in a statement of his hiring, ‘I can’t wait to get to work with this ridiculously talented 2.5 team and I believe we can fill the stage with laughter that will echo in viewers’ homes.
‘I can’t replace Charlie Sheen, but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!’
At the time Charlie, made it clear he was not thrilled with being replaced, telling TMZ: ‘Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer … Oh wait, so am I!!’
‘Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton,’ he added, referring to the show’s creator and his nemesis, Chuck Lorre. ‘There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there.’
Charlie also suggested that the older demographic would tune out from the show now a younger actor is on board.
It has been more than four months since Warner fired Charlie in the show’s eighth season, a move that followed the hard-living actor’s bouts of wild partying, repeated hospital admissions and a bitter media campaign against his studio bosses who shut down production.
It has been reported though that Charlie will appear on a new show called Anger Management.
He will play a ‘mild-mannered, non-confrontational man’ ordered to go to anger management sessions in his next TV project.
Well I guess we will just have to wait and see what both shows will be like.