The revamped Two and a Half Men looked like it might be a creative disaster at the beginning of Season 4 -- its first with Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen -- but found its rhythm in time to stay on the CBS lineup through at least another season. That is, of course, assuming Kutcher and co-star Jon Cryer will be there.
The Hollywood Reporter said Kutcher made $700,000 per episode this season, but that was for a one-season contract. (Sheen made $1 million per episode before he blew it for himself.) Kutcher and Cryer are up for new contracts going into Season 10, and it's been reported that while the two have been offered two-year deals, those deals don't come with pay raises. Kutcher has a movie career to fall back on if negotiations get tough, but I'm not so sure about Cryer. He has become his Alan Harper character so much that I don't know if he can have the same success in other ventures without being typecast.