Ashton Kutcher is laughing all the way to the bank if reports about his “Two and a Half Men” salary are true.

After replacing Charlie Sheen last week and receiving a standing ovation from the crowd, it is believed that Kutcher is being handsomely rewarded for his acting efforts.

According to TMZ, Kutcher is said to be getting anywhere between $800,000 and $900,000 per episode! Of course, Charlie made more than twice that — $1.25 million per episode, plus profit sharing which brought his total earnings per show to $2 million — but almost $1 M per episode is still great, especially for a “walk-on role.”

Sources tell TMZ that Kutcher will also get “back end” profits as well.

Knocking Sheen out of the way, it sounds like Ashton has now become the head-honcho in the TV salary department!

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