Appearing for the first time with his co-stars, a bearded Ashton Kutcher greeted advertisers at the CBS fall schedule presentation in New York. He seemed just as humble as in his first statement last week, when he admitted he could not replace Charlie Sheen, star since 2003 of TV's No. 1 sitcom.
"I've never in my 13 years of show business received more calls and emails congratulating me," Kutcher told media buyers at the event. "I almost think I've won the lotto -- which I kind of did."
Jon Cryer, who joined Kutcher with costar Angus Jones, said he was thrilled to be working with his new colleague but had a question for CBS executives.
"Did you have to get a tall guy?," said the diminutive Cryer. "Was that really necessary?"
CBS executives have offered no details on Kutcher's character or how he might be incorporated into the show.
-- Scott Collins (Twitter: @scottcollinsLAT)
Photo caption: (l-r) Jon Cryer, with new addition Ashton Kutcher, and Angus T. Jones during their presentation at CBS' Upfront. Credit: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS.