Deadline reported Tuesday that Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones have all agreed to return for a tenth season, which makes a CBS renewal all but a certainty.
According to the report, all three will remain on board for their current salaries, which are apparently less than sources reported last year. Kutcher will reportedly net $700,000 an episode, with Cryer taking in slightly less and Jones grabbing $300,000 per appearance. The trio will also receive signing bonuses.
“Men” replaced long-standing star Charlie Sheen with Ashton Kutcher for its ninth season, and though the ratings slid to series lows midway through the season, they have stabilized enough to preserve the show’s standing as the top-performing series on Monday nights. Critical reaction to the revamped format has been far less kind, although with an audience of more than 10 million and an impressive adults 18-49 showing each week, that negativity is a drop in the bucket.
As part of the impending renewal, Deadline adds that co-showrunner Lee Aronsohn is stepping down. Don Reo and Jim Patterson will replace him.