Two and a Half Men Adding a Lady to Replace Angus T. Jones
Two and a Half Men is about to become Two Men and a Little Lady. The hit CBS sitcom is apparently looking to introduce a new female series regular this fall to replace former child star Angus T. Jones, who is leaving the show after 10 seasons.
According to Deadline, which first reported the news, the role is for a girl in her late teens or early 20s who comes to town looking for her father. She shows up at the home of Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) and Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) claiming to be the daughter of the house's previous owner, Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen). Eventually, Deadline reports, she'll move in with the duo, filling the spot once taken by Jones' character, Jake.
Jones' departure means that only Cryer is left of the original two and a half men in the title of the sitcom, which debuted back in 2003. Sheen, now starring on the show Anger Management, was fired from the successful comedy in 2011 amid personal controversy. (Among other things, he publicly feuded with show creator Chuck Lorre and was hospitalized in January of that year for a drug-fueled binge; production on the series had to be shut down.)
Jones, too, has made headlines for his odd behavior in recent years. Last November, he released a YouTube video slamming Two and a Half Men as "filth" and asking viewers to "please stop watching." He later apologized for "showing indifference and disrespect" toward his colleagues, but rumors about his desire to leave have circulated ever since. On Friday, Apr. 26, CBS announced that he would not be signing on for another season.
"They tried really hard to keep him, but he was just done done," a source told Us Weekly, adding that the actor was looking to break into the music business.