Sandra Gonzalez
May 23, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Before you go falling in love with Ashton Kutcher on Two and a Half Men next season, you might want to note now that this could only be a brief affair. (That’s Hollywood for you.)

According to a report on the Wall Street Journal‘s website, Kutcher’s deal to replace former star Charlie Sheen (a contract worth nearly $20 million for the season) only secures the star for a single season.

It’s worth noting, however, that Men also has only one more year under contract at CBS. Should the show get another year, Kutcher would reportedly have the option of extending his stay. But that would also mean a trip back to the discussion table, and the possibility that Kutcher would ultimately choose not to return for another season.

Attempts by EW to contact reps for Warner Bros. Television and Kutcher were not returned.

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