updated 05/13/2011 AT 2:15 PM ET
•originally published 05/13/2011 AT 1:05 PM ET
The speculation is over.
“I can’t replace Charlie Sheen, but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!” Kutcher, 33, said in a statement.
“We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton joining our family,” the hit show’s creator Chuck Lorre said.