The new one-year deals for Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones are “pretty much done” says Deadline, and they do not include the salary raises the three main actors were demanding.
While they are returning at their current salaries, the actors are ultimately getting more money, of course, in the form of “signing bonuses” for undisclosed amounts.
Kutcher is estimated to earn $700,000 per episode; Jon Cryer earns a bit less than Charlie Sheen’s replacement but is roughly in the same neighborhood; and Jones pulls in $300,000 an episode.
With their current contracts up at the end of this season, negotiations have been ongoing for some time to ensure the trio stays put, although there never was any doubt that the CBS sitcom wouldn’t return for what will be its tenth season. Series creator Chuck Lorre has previously indicated he’s prepared to end the show after Season 10, but CBS has not made a final decision on ending the show, despite what may be implied by re-signing the main stars for just one-year contracts.
With the cast locked in, CBS is still ironing out its licensing deal with the sitcom’s studio, Warner Bros. TV, according to Deadline, but all of the fine print is expected to be finalized by CBS’ Upfront presentations on May 16.
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