Kutcher and Masterson broke through on the Fox comedy, which ran from 1998 to 2006, playing the lovable but dim-witted Michael Kelso and the blunt, sarcastic Steven Hyde, respectively. On The Ranch, the two play brothers -- one an ex-pro football player -- who try to run a successful business on a Colorado ranch.
While the series can be easily categorized as a family comedy -- Sam Elliott and Debra Winger play the parents -- Kutcher and Masterson argue it’s not the typical half-hour sitcom.
“I think sitcoms have gotten stuck in this network machine, where the content’s gotten shorter and shorter and shorter, and they fall into this format where you’ve got to get people to come back from the commercial break,” Kutcher said. “So you’ve got to sort of sell out at the end of scenes in order to get people to come back from the commercial break.”