It sure looks like Charlie Sheen hasn’t forgotten how Ashton Kutcher stole his thunder in Two and a Half Men. Is he planning to steal the lead in The Ranch reboot as revenge?
We all remember how it turned out between Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher during Two and a Half Men, and now we fear it to be the same for The Ranch reboot. When Kutcher replaced Sheen in Two and a Half Men, the latter didn’t take it well. The strife between the two actors is still alive after so many years. Now, something similar may happen again.
- Charlie Sheen to level scores with Ashton Kutcher in The Ranch reboot?
- Sheen regrets being mean to Kutcher.
- The Ranch reboot in plans?
Fans are heartbroken over the fact that The Ranch has concluded. However, reports of a possible reboot are keeping fans hopeful. The Ranch, though a 4-season affair, was divided into 8 parts, giving the fans a handful of 80 episodes to laugh their hearts out.
Created by Don Reo & Jim Patterson and starring That ’70s Show co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson as brothers, The Ranch premiered on Netflix on April 1, 2016, and concluded with season 4 part-2 on January 24, 2020.
Charlie Sheen to level it with Ashton Kutcher in The Ranch reboot?
A reboot for The Ranch could possibly allow Charlie Sheen to avenge his Two and a Half Men fiasco with Ashton Kutcher. When Sheen was fired from CBS’s Two and a Half Men, it was Ashton who took his place.
Ashton replaced Sheen’s character Charlie Harper in the ninth season, with his new character Walden Schmidt. While Sheen played the lead in the show for the first eight seasons, Kutcher drove the show for the later four.
The reasons that led to Sheen’s departure were well known around the industry. His frequent admission to drug rehabilitation put the show’s production on hold various times. His threats of quitting the show by claiming the payment of $1 million per episode being too low and openly abusing and criticizing creator Chuck Lorre were all too frequent.
All of it eventually led to the show being shelved in the middle of season 8, and it cost WB, producers, and the whole team approximately $10 million.
Warner Bros. and CBS eventually fired Sheen after season 8 and brought Kutcher in for the new season. However, it didn’t go well with the former star and he slammed the new star for snatching his role.
Sheen regrets being mean to Kutcher.
Though we believe that what Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher started in Two and a Half Men will continue till The Ranch reboot, the heat had cooled down for Sheen several years ago as he realized his mistakes.
Sheen accepted on Kyle & Jackie O show that he was unnecessarily rude to his successor. He said, “I was stupidly mean to him because I overlooked the reality and difficulty of taking over a show, which I did. I took over Spin City when Michael J. Fox was too sick to work, but no one ever put those two together. … So, I should have been nicer.” The actor continued, “He was tasked with such an uphill struggle and I was more into my own ego than I was aware of his own battle,” he added. “And for that I am regretful.”
Though it took him years to realize that Kutcher didn’t deserve the blame for his own mistakes, it was nice of him to finally accept it.
The Ranch reboot in works?
Are the creators planning The Ranch reboot with either Ashton Kutcher or Charlie Sheen in the lead role? It’s still unclear what Netflix has planned. No doubt that the fans were left heartbroken on knowing that their favorite show was coming to an end. However, the cast and the creators took this decision together.
Ashton Kutcher recently revealed the reason why they decided to conclude the show. On WTF With Marc Maron podcast, the actor and producer revealed, “The story [of The Ranch] was told.”
He explained: “I love everything that we did. Everybody there was still highly in love with each other… 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.”
Thus, it’s unlikely that the actor or creators are coming back for a reboot right now. However, it would be interesting if the reports of Charlie Sheen replacing Ashton Kutcher on The Ranch reboot turn out to be true in the future.