Deadline is reporting that, according to a source, contract talks between Kutcher and CBS are “moving in the right direction and will get done.” The source adds that no one “is concerned that the deal would be derailed.”
The publication also adds that Kutcher’s new deal and the series renewal could be announced within a few weeks. Considering the CBS Upfronts are just about a month away, this timetable makes sense.
Kutcher’s addition to the long-running comedy has worked out well for CBS. The show is currently averaging 15.6 million viewers for the 2011-12 season. This puts the program at the 11th spot, and it’s the second-highest-rated comedy behind “The Big Bang Theory.” That said, Monday’s (April 9) episode had just 10.4 million viewers, its lowest total since May 2007.