'Two and a Half Men' renewed for season 10, report says
"Two and a Half Men" will live on for another season with Ashton Kutcher.
The show was renewed for a 10th season by CBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kutcher will return to the series along with co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones.
The three lead actors of the series got small raises as part of their new contracts, the industry paper reports. The show took a hit in the ratings after the departure of Charlie Sheen but retained a steady audience with 15 million viewers a week.
In early March CBS renewed 18 shows including "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two Broke Girls." Kutcher made his debut as billionaire Walden Schmidt on the season 9 premiere in September 2011, months after longtime cast member Charlie Sheen was axed following a meltdown.
"I've had an amazing time with this role," Cryer, who plays rule-following Alan Harper, told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the show's Paley Fest panel in mid-March. "I'm so grateful for this role."
Charlie Sheen will star in the new FX comedy series, "Anger Management," set to premiere on June 28. It is based on the 2003 feature film of the same name that starred Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. Sheen plays a revamped version of Nicholson's character, an ex-athlete who advises people on how to deal with anger issues. The show is written and executive produced by Bruce Helford, who has written for shows like "Roseanne" and "The Drew Carey Show."
Kutcher recently faced some controversy over his Popchips ad where he was seen playing a Bollywood producer named Raj. To portray Raj, the actor appears in dark makeup, wearing a traditional Indian outfit.
Popchips founder and CEO Keith Belling issued an apology on the company's website writing, "We received a lot feedback about the dating campaign parody we launched today and appreciate everyone who took the time to share their point of view. Our team worked hard to create a light-hearted parody featuring a variety of characters that was meant to provide a few laughs. We did not intend to offend anyone. I take full responsibility and apologize to anyone we offended."