Along with taking American comedy’s most high-profile spot in Two and a Half Men, Ashton Kutcher is also nabbing the salary to go with it at a reported $700,000 per episode.

TV Guide magazine did the sums to work out Ashton’s massive package – wink – no wonder he could afford to take the whole crew out for a massive knees-up after his first day on the job.

But it still won’t match what Charlie Sheen was earning by season eight which was a reported $1.2 million per episode.

We’re still in the dark about what Ashton’s character Walden Schmidt, an ‘Internet billionaire’ will bring to the Two and a Half Men table, but there’s just over a month until we all find out.

Meanwhile, Tim Allen, who was the ninth highest-earning actor in Hollywood last year and Kiefer Sutherland will each bank a relatively modest in comparison $125,000 an episode for their latest projects Last Man Standing and The Confession.

Pennies really.

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