Amber Tamblyn Promoted to Series Regular on Two and a Half Men After One Episode

Entertainment Oct. 2, 2013 AT 1:40PM
Jon Cryer (Alan), Amber Tamblyn (Jenny), Ashton Kutcher (Walden) Amber Tamblyn has been promoted to a series regular on CBS' Two and a Half Men just one week after making her debut as Charlie Harper's illegitimate lesbian daughter Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS

Make yourself at home, Jenny! One week after making her debut on Two and a Half Men's season premiere, as Charlie Harper's illegitimate lesbian daughter Jenny, Amber Tamblyn has been made a series regular on the long-running CBS sitcom, Deadline reports.

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The Joan of Arcadia actress, 30, was initially signed on to appear in just five of the first six episodes of the comedy's 11th season, but both she and her bosses were eager to extend the run. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly about her role in late September, Tamblyn said she hoped to stick around.

"I think everyone wants that internally. It's going to all depend on how the audience and the fans of the show react. If they love Jenny, then she'll hang around. If they don't love Jenny, then they're going to be calling Courtney Love," she cracked. 

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Show creator Chuck Lorre, for one, is looking forward to seeing how the series' group dynamic shifts. "I think it would be great to have a voice on the show from a different perspective," he explained to reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, of why he wanted to add a woman to the mix. "The show has had enough testosterone to last a lifetime."

(Tamblyn replaces former series star Angus T. Jones, who left after Two and a Half Men's 10th season. His departure followed Charlie Sheen's in 2011.)

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Lorre continued: "Part of the fun in this has been creating a character that is equal to the task of stepping on the stage with Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher. That's a big job. The idea of the character brings a healthy amount of decadence, which is always fun on Two and a Half Men."

Tamblyn, married to Arrested Development's David Cross, previously starred in CBS' Joan of Arcadia and Fox's House, M.D. She also appeared with Blake Lively, America Ferrera, and Alexis Bledel in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies.

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