Two and a Half Men series finale: Final episode to bring Ashton Kutcher's run as highest-paid actor on US TV to an end

Kutcher topped Forbes list of the most paid TV actors this year

Neela Debnath
Sunday 07 December 2014 15:16
Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher in the eleventh season of Two and a Half Men
Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher in the eleventh season of Two and a Half Men

Ashton Kutcher's reign as the highest-paid actor on television will be coming to an end next year when the final episode of Two and a Half Men will be broadcast.

Kutcher is estimated to have earned $24 million (over £15million) between June 2012 and June 2013, according to Forbes.

His Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer is the second highest paid actor on TV made around $21 million.

The last ever episode of hit US comedy will be broadcast on 19 February 2015, CBS announced on Friday.

The long-running sitcom starring Kutcher, Cryer and Angus T. Jones will end after 12 seasons, bringing to a close one America’s most successful comedy shows.

The show began in 2003 and starred Charlie Sheen as jingle writer Charlie Harper and his uptight brother Alan played by Cryer, and Jones as Alan’s young son.

Sheen was dismissed from the show in 2011 following criticisms he made against the show’s creator Chuck Lorre and reportedly challenged him to a fight.

Sheen’s character was killed off and replaced with Walden Schmidt, played by Ashton Kutcher. He has been in Two and a Half Men since the ninth season.

However, Sheen could be set to reprise his role in the show for the finale.

Back in October the actor said he would be open to returning for the last episode, “I would definitely do it, yeah, yeah. If they'll still have me, I will be there. Yeah, I owe it some measure of closure. I owe it to the fans, I owe it to myself.”

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He went on to say that he had a "brilliant idea" for how to reintroduce his character during an appearance on Extra TV.

Two and a Half Men has earned 47 Emmy nominations with Cryer winning two awards in 2009 and 2012.

The comedy has been on our screens for over a decade and will have broadcast 262 episodes by the time it finishes in February.

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