Confirmed: Ashton Kutcher will star in “Two and a Half Men”

“I can’t wait to get to work with this ridiculously talented 2.5 team, and I believe we can fill the stage with laughter that will echo in viewers’ homes,” Kutcher said in a statement. “I can’t replace Charlie Sheen, but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!”

Chuck Lorre, the co-creator of the sitcom, praised Kutcher.

“We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton,” Lorre said in a statement. “Added to that is the deep sigh of relief knowing that our family stays together. If I was any happier, it’d be illegal.”

The production of “Two and a Half Men” will resume this summer to broadcast new episodes in the fall.