FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2011 file photo, actor Ashton Kutcher attends a special screening of "No Strings Attached" in New York. Kutcher is giving his Twitter followers a clue that he may be joining "Two and a Half Men" � or he's punking them. A tweet Wednesday came amid reports that he's nearing a deal to replace the fired Charlie Sheen on TV's top-rated comedy. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A clean-cut Ashton Kutcher says he's
interested in continuing with "Two and Half Men" beyond this season - and CBS wants him, too.
Television's most popular comedy has succeeded beyond most
expectations this season, up 20 percent in viewers from the final season with Charlie Sheen.
Kutcher said he will be working on films after the TV season is done but is considering that a hiatus. He said he would be interested in coming back if it could be worked out.
CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler says CBS is motivated to make a deal to bring the show back.
Kutcher appeared at a news conference Wednesday cleanly shaven
and with a short haircut. He said it was done for an episode of the show that will air Monday.
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