Kutcher is the top-paid TV star

Updated: Aug 10, 2011, 17:21 PM IST

New York: Actor Ashton Kutcher, who has replaced Charlie Sheen in ‘Two and a Half Men’, has become the highest-paid sitcom star.

Kutcher, who is playing heartbroken Internet billionaire Walden Schmidt in the show, will earn 700,000 dollars per episode (15.4 million dollars for the season) as Sheen``s replacement on the hit CBS series, reports the New York Post.

According to TV Guide, Kutcher`s take-home ‘Men’ scratch is more than veteran co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones, it`s a lot less than the 1.2 million dollars per episode Sheen was earning before he imploded.

In an interview for Details magazine, the 33-year-old Kutcher said he had never met the man he`s replacing.

“I`ve never met him in my life. But, you know, he sent me congratulations and wished me well. Via Twitter,” he added.