May 14, 2011 14:34:50 GMT
Jon Cryer can't wait to welcome Ashton Kutcher to the 'Two and a Half Men' family, revealing he's 'jazzed' about the news the actor will replace Charlie Sheen on the show.
Ashton Kutcher was confirmed as the new star of the sitcom on Friday and Jon Cryer is wasting no time in making sure his new co-star feels at home.
A statement from the Emmy Award winner reads, "I'm jazzed about the news this morning that 'Two and a Half Men' is coming back! For all the rest of the cast and crew I'm sure they are equally excited... Ashton is an extraordinarily talented guy and his presence will be an asset to our show."
"We are old friends from our male-modeling days and we're both looking forward to being judged for our comedic artistry, as opposed to our exceptional physical beauty."
Cryer also sent out a message to Charlie Sheen, who was fired from the show in March following a messy, public dispute with producers.
He wrote, "I want to express my enormous gratitude to Charlie Sheen for eight great seasons. I'm extremely proud of the work we've done together and I will miss him. But I'm also looking forward to this new beginning."
Sheen doesn't share Cryer's enthusiasm for his replacement, insisting the show will fail without him in a statement sent to TMZ.com.