Kutcher, who replaces Charlie Sheen on the show after his epic meltdown last year caused production to end early and canceled the last few episodes of the season, will play Walden Schmidt, "an Internet billionaire with a broken heart," Nina Tassler, CBS entertainment president, told reporters (via TV Line).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tassler praised Kutcher, saying, "We have an extra actor in Ashton Kutcher. You have someone who is committed to doing their job and is incredibly professional," calling him "an extraordinarily talented, funny and gifted actor."
Thus far, CBS has been teasing a number of promo photos that feature Kutcher and co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones. Back in June, Cryer spoke about how they came to agree on the choice of Kutcher for the show.
"We had a very quick meeting to see if we could deal with each other, and we could," he told David Letterman. "They threw everything together very quickly, and they had to fly us to New York so they could parade us before in front of advertisers. And they put us in the CBS corporate jet, which was very snazzy."
It's been rumored that Sheen's character, Charlie Harper, will be killed off in the first episode of the upcoming season.