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Two and a Half Men: Ashton Kutcher Close to Signing Multimillion-Dollar Deal

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They like him. They really like him!

That's the word coming from inside sources on Two and a Half Men, who confirm an offer has been made to Ashton Kutcher to return for an (expected) 10th season.

We know that the Modern Family cast isn't asking for Friends-type money (only a fifth of it). But is Ashton?

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Yes, he is. Sources confirm the current offer being discussed is about $1 million per episode, which, assuming the series produces 22 episodes in the season, brings his annual Men salary to $22 million. (Try not to be too impressed at our multiplication skills.)

"The talks are going well and we're getting close to finalizing," a source familiar with the negotiations tells us. Reps for the network and studio have yet to respond to requests for comment.

Ashton currently reportedly makes $700,000 per episode, while Charlie Sheen raked in $1.25 million in his final season.

"I don't see any reason to continue without [Ashton]," Two and a Half Men boss Chuck Lorre told us. "He's a delight, he's a really nice man and he's a really easygoing guy, he's very relaxed and very professional. He shows up and he's ready to work, he's prepared and he brings it."

Though CBS has yet to officially announce a pickup for a 10th Men season, the series is fully expected to be on the roster when the network's full season lineup is announced mid-May.

Are you fans happy Ashton is sticking around? Sound off in the comments!

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