Chuck Lorre Reveals Talks with Ashton Kutcher for Another Year of 'Men' and Whether He'll Watch Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' (Q&A)


A portion of this story originally appeared in the Jan. 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

"I thought he was really serious for a comedy guy," Ashton Kutcher recalls of his first meeting in April with Chuck Lorre, a short chat orchestrated by CBS'Leslie Moonves that eventually led to the most improbable comeback story of 2011.

At the time, Lorre had reason to be somber: Two and a Half Men, America's most-watched comedy, had imploded as star Charlie Sheen's drug-fueled tirades got him fired, leading to a $100 million lawsuit against Lorre and Warner Bros. Television. But rather than close up shop, Lorre took a gamble and chose to reboot the show around Kutcher. Read More...


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