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“New Man” On CBS Monday

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Actors Jon Cryer (L) and Ashton Kutcher speak onstage during the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Actors Jon Cryer (L) and Ashton Kutcher speak onstage during the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (CBS4) — New man Ashton Kutcher takes his place on “Two and a Half Men” on CBS Monday night, replacing Charlie Sheen, who got himself fired. Kutcher plays a wealthy guy who’s a success at business but a failure in love.

Also on CBS Monday night: new episodes of “How I Met Your Mother,” a new comedy called “2 Broke Girls” and the season premiere of “Hawaii Five-0.”

During Sunday’s Emmy Awards, Charlie Sheen decided to bury the hatchet.

The fired star of “Two and a Half Men” appeared at the awards ceremony to present the lead actor in a comedy series award, or as Sheen called it, “My old category.”

But before he did, he took time to mend some fences.

“I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to everybody here from `Two and a Half Men,” Sheen said as a silence fell over the awards show audience.

“From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you will continue to make great television.”

Sheen then announced Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” as the winner.

Parsons said backstage that Sheen personally congratulated him, telling him his victory was awesome.

“It was that sweet and that banal. I wish there was something lurid to say,” Parsons added.

Sheen was fired in March after railing against his bosses, who in turn blasted him for what they said was his unpredictable behavior.

Then he really went on a tear, declaring he had tiger blood, Adonis DNA and was a “rock star from Mars,” as he insulted people connected with the show. He called former co-star Jon Cryer a troll.

“Jon, I want to tell you something: I do not think you’re a troll,” Ashton Kutcher, who replaced Sheen, told Cryer later when the two presented another award.

Cryer himself was in a forgiving mood. He applauded his former co-star when Sheen took the stage.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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