Though the casting of Kutcher isn't as bold a choice as Hugh Grant might have been, he does have impressive credentials. He has experience shooting a multi-camera sitcom since he spent seven seasons as a series regular on Fox's That 70s Show, from 1998 to 2005. He's got solid comedic timing and is familiar with the week-to-week schedule.
Kutcher's an experienced producer (Punk'd, Beauty and the Geek, The Real Wedding Crashers, Opportunity Knocks) and has a good professional reputation in the industry. That should be a welcome change for executive producer Chuck Lorre who was tired