After some speculation and a few assorted delays, it is finally official — “Two and a Half Men” is going to be back for a 10th season with all three of their primary cast members.
According to a new report from Deadline, Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones have all signed new contracts to appear for a 10th (and potentially final) season of the hit CBS contract. There is one rather interesting new wrinkle to these deals, though — they will all be paid the same salaries that they were for season 9, with the one exception being that all three scored some sweet signing bonuses in order to stay put.
Despite some insistence from all three that they were hoping to return for another season, the show’s future was still somewhat in doubt thanks to the high cost of paying these three stars coupled with dropping ratings. (Kutcher and Cryer are among the wealthiest actors currently on television, with them each earning nearly a quarter of a million dollars per episode. Meanwhile, Jones — whose character is heading off to college — earns around $300,000 per episode.)
A formal announcement of this news is going to come at the CBS upfront presentation later this month.
Are you happy to see “Men” coming back, and do you think that season 10 is indeed going to be the last?