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Ashton Kutcher returning for second series of Two And A Half Men

Published 02/05/2012 | 09:17

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Actor Ashton Kutcher sits courtside during Game 2 of the Los Angeles Lakers against Denver Nuggets NBA Western Conference quarter-final basketball playoff game in Los Angeles, California May 1, 2012. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)

Ashton Kutcher will reportedly be returning for his second season of Two And A Half Men.

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The actor took over from Charlie Sheen last year and although there was an initial skyrocket in the ratings up to 27.7 million viewers, it then subsided to still respectable numbers.

But Deadline claims that Ashton and his co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones will come back for what will be the show’s tenth season.

Angus and Jon’s contracts were up at the end of this past season and they are apparently very close to signing new one-year deals.

All three will reportedly return on their current salaries but will receive signing bonuses.

Ashton is said to be earning around $700,000 an episode, Jon a bit less than that, and Angus taking home $300,000 per show. The youngest cast member received a $500,000 signing bonus at his last contract negotiation.

The show’s creator Chuck Lorre, who had the infamous falling out with Charlie, has hinted that he may end the show after ten seasons but no final decision has been made.

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