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Kutcher’s ‘Men’ Debut Sets Record

Charlie who? Last night’s season premiere of CBS’s Two and a Half Men, starring Sheen replacement Ashton Kutcher, raked in an unprecedented 27.7 million viewers. That’s an all-time series high for the show, a remarkable feat considering that it is entering its ninth season. Deadline TV speculates that sheer curiosity about the outcome of the role switch-up led to the large viewership—but will they tune in next week?