Two And A Half Men Renewed, Ashton Kutchers Gets A Pay Raise
CBS, Warner Brothers TV and the cast of Two and a Half Men have reached agreements that will keep the show moving forward for a 10th season.
The network has agreed even after slipping rating to raise Ashton Kutcher’s salary from $700,000 per episode to $725,000, an amount equal to $15 million to $16 million.
Jon Cryer’s salary was not revealed however he is believed to be making just slightly less than Kutcher while Angus T. Jones makes about half of what his co-stars make, which is fitting given the show is called Two and a HALF Men.
While Two and a Half Men slipped in overall ratings during the latter part of the ninth season, it did manage to pull in higher viewership in key demographics, including total viewers (up 13 percent to 15 million) and a 20 percent increase in the 25 to 54 year old range (6.5 million() and a 27 percent increase for 18 to 49 year old viewers.
Two and a Half Men fell to number three in the TV series race, behind both CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and ABC’sModern Family.
In the meantime the show will have a different group of behind the scenes supports for season 10 as show runner Lee Aronsohn will hand the show over to writer-producers Don Reo and Jim Patterson who will work alongside show creator Chuck Lorre.
Two and a Half Men will have plenty of competition in the TV series space as How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Big Bang Theory and various other hits have already been renewed.