This February, Ashton Kutcher let out some important facts about the decision to wrap up The Ranch.
Ashton Kutcher, who served as an actor and executive producer of Netflix comedy The Ranch, revealed why it did not continue for another part. During an interview at WTF with Marc Maron podcast, he also ridiculed Two and a Half Men for running beyond its natural timeline.
- Netflix: The reason behind ending The Ranch with part 8
- Ashton thinks Two and a Half Men continued longer than it should have
- Latest updates of The Ranch and Two and a Half Men
The reason behind ending The Ranch with part 8
“The story was told,” said Ashton talking about The Ranch ending with part 8. “I love everything that we did. Everybody there was still highly in love with each other…”
He suggested that the reason why the Netflix comedy ended was because the story had reached its natural conclusion, and there was no incentive to keep it going.
Ashton explained that the show-runners brought out the news of ending the show to the entire cast. Everyone was given enough time to find their next project. He said, “We got to the point where we were able to let everybody know that this was the last season. And that we were going to wrap it up, so everybody had time to find their next gig.”
He praised Netflix for running a TV series only for limited seasons. He added, “Netflix owns the show, so it’s not like there was this big syndication boon that’s going to come if we shoot two more seasons.”
Ashton thinks Two and a Half Men continued for longer than it should have
The discussion brought his last sitcom, Two and a Half Men, into the picture. Kutcher was quick in taking a jibe at his previous show. He insinuated that his last sitcom, ended later than it should have. He quipped, “I’ve been on shows where you keep going, and you keep going. And then you’ve got a brother who’s a gorilla.”
Well, if you haven’t watched Two and a Half Men, Kutcher referred to one of the earliest episodes, Season 9’s “One False Move, Zimbabwe!” wherein Walden’s primatologist mother Robin (played by Mimi Rogers) revealed to her son that he had been raised alongside a gorilla, whom he always thought was an imaginary childhood friend. Kutcher also revealed that the character of Walden wasn’t what he signed up for when he agreed to replace original series star, Charlie Sheen.
Ashton said in the interview that Chuck was a really smart guy when he met him. According to him, Chuck had a clear idea about the character (Walden) which wasn’t the character he was signed in for.
He mentioned. “I got the script and was, like, ‘Well, that’s not what we talked about.’ But he had an idea for this character that I thought was interesting.”
Ashton did four seasons of Two and a Half Men after Charlie Sheen was fired. He said that he had a great time on the sets despite not agreeing on many things in the storyline. Kutcher was going through his divorce with Demi Moore when he was on the show. He confessed that the people on the show were his support system and he got through the difficult phase of his life with ease.
Latest updates on The Ranch and Two and a Half Men
Many fans in America want Two and a Half Men and The Ranch to come in the list of shows rebooting in the coming years. Reboots of sitcoms are a thing now. The news of a Friends reunion has ignited the demand for more reboots.
As per now, makers of both Two and a Half Men’ and The Ranch haven’t officially confirmed the idea of renewing the sitcoms. Therefore, it is too early to speculate on the release date of The Ranch part 9 and a Two and a Half Men reboot.
Let us know if you agree with Kutcher about ending The Ranch. What do you think of his remarks on an overstretched Two and a Half Men? Drop your thoughts in a comment section below.