Ashton Kutcher to come aboard ‘Two and a Half Men’

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CBS Corp. and Warner Bros. are close to bringing actor Ashton Kutcher on board the sitcom “Two and a Half Men” in a newly created role, according to people briefed on the deal.

Signing Mr. Kutcher would give a new lease of life to TV’s most-watched comedy, less than a week before CBS is set to announce its fall schedule to advertisers. Both CBS, which airs the show, and Warner Bros., which makes it, have been looking for ways to save the program since firing its original star Charlie Sheen in early March.

As part of the deal, Mr. Kutcher would be paid around $1 million per episode, the people briefed on the deal said. It is unclear whether that figure includes any share in the back-end profits from reruns of the program.

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