Actress Amber Tamblyn has been given a big TV boost - her lesbian character in hit sitcom Two And A Half Men has become a regular. The former House star joined the show for a five-episode stint, portraying the long lost daughter of late character Charlie Harper - and now she has been promoted to ex-castmate Angus T. Jones' full-time replacement.
Jones, 19, quit the show to attend college.
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Carter won't be the only new face on the show this season - actress Amber Tamblyn has joined the cast as the lesbian daughter of deceased character Charlie Harper, who was played by Charlie Sheen.
Tamblyn will replace Angus T. Jones as a regular on the show. Jones quit at the end of the last season after growing tired of his own TV celebrity.
Teen actor Angus T. Jones walked away from his lucrative role on hit U.S. sitcom Two And A Half Men to pursue a higher education, according to his co-star Ashton Kutcher. The 19 year old rose to fame as Jake Harper, the nephew of original lead actor Charlie Sheen's character, when he was just 10, but he stepped down as a show regular earlier this year (13), just months after he apologised to programme bosses for branding the comedy "filth" and urging viewers to turn it off in a testimonial video for the religious organisation Forerunner Chronicles.
Reports suggested Jones' exit from the programme was linked to his controversial comments, but now Kutcher, who replaced Sheen as the main star in 2011, insists the youngster simply wanted to attend college like a "normal kid".
He says, "Angus has been on the show his entire childhood and last year, he's like, 'Man, I really want to go to college and be a normal kid.' I was like, 'Angus, please come back, do one more year and then go to college', and so he came back last year and this year he decided he really wanted to go to college, so he's going to go off to college."
Jones, who is said to have banked $6 million (£4 million) a year on the show, has yet to speak out about his departure from Two and a Half Men, but Kutcher is hoping he will still make guest appearances in the near future.
He adds, "(Jones' character) went off to the military last year and so he's off fighting wars on behalf of the United States government... Maybe we could get him to Skype in or something... I don't know how they (writers) are gonna do it."
Actress Amber Tamblyn has since been cast as Jones' replacement and will star as his character's lesbian cousin.
Actress Amber Tamblyn has signed on to play Charlie Sheen's lesbian daughter in the new season of hit TV comedy Two And A Half Men. The former House star will replace Angus T. Jones as a regular on the show.
Jon Cryer's Alan Harper will discover her character, Jenny, is his long-lost niece - the illegitimate daughter of his late brother, who moved to Los Angeles to become an actress.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Tamblyn's character will appear in at least five upcoming episodes of the TV show, with an option to become an official series regular.
Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer's new Two And A Half Men castmate will portray a lesbian. The as-yet uncast actress will play deceased Charlie Harper's long-lost gay daughter, Jenny, on the hit show.
Harper was played by Charlie Sheen until he was fired from the show in 2011 and replaced by Kutcher.
The new cast member will replace Cryer's onscreen son Angus T. Jones, who will not be returning full-time when the series heads back to TV later this year (13).
Two And A Half Men regular Angus T. Jones is to be replaced by an actress on the show. Producers are currently on the hunt for a young star who will play the daughter of deceased character Charlie Harper, played by Charlie Sheen, on the sitcom.
The new cast member will join Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer on Two and a Half Men after Jones, who grew up on the programme, leaves during the 10th season.
The grown-up child star sealed his departure as a series regular last year (12) when he described the show as "filth" during an interview with the Christian group Forerunner Chronicles.
Actor Angus T. Jones has lost his status as a regular on hit TV sitcom Two And A Half Men just five months after labeling the show "filth" and urging viewers to turn it off. Network bosses at CBS have renewed the show for an 11th season, with stars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer each signing new one-year contracts, but former child star Jones won't be back. Insiders claim he will return as a recurring guest star.
The news comes just months after Jones hit the headlines by taping a testimonial video for the religious organization Forerunner Chronicles. In the YouTube film that eventually went viral, he urged viewers to stop watching Two and a Half Men so he would no longer have to work on the show. He later apologized for his comments but rumors were rampant that he would either leave the hit series or be let go.
It seems no matter what problems Two and a Half Men goes through, CBS is determined to make sure that the comedy just won't die. The network announced Friday that the show has just been renewed for an eleventh season, meaning the sitcom will stick around until at least 2014 and Emmy winner Jon Cryer will never, ever, ever leave our television screens. But, UPDATE!, it looks like Angus T. Jones will not be returning as a series regular according to Deadline Hollywood.
The 19-year-old actor famously slammed the successful sitcom in a YouTube video earlier this season. After the video went viral, speculation was rampant that he would either leave the show or be let go.
CBS probably didn't want to be left out of the renewal party, considering today brought news that NBC's Parenthood will be returning for a Season 5 (along with four other shows) and The CW fans will be able to see more shirtless southerners in Season 3 of Hart of Dixie (along with two more dramas).
Instead of an official press release, though, the eye network tweeted Friday afternoon that Two and a Half Men has been renewed for the 2013-2014 season.
#TwoAndAHalfMen renewed for 2013-2014 season!
— CBS Tweet (@CBSTweet) April 26, 2013
It's unclear how often Jones will appear in his new "recurring" role. Try not to go an another viral rant about how your show is complete “filth” okay boys? Mind your Ps and Qs and have a lovely summer.
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