‘Two and a Half Men’ Season 11 Confirmed; Angus T. Jones Not Returning as Cast Regular

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A consistent ratings juggernaut for much of the last decade, there was little doubt that CBS’s Two and a Half Men would be see a full-season renewal for the fall of 2013. However, speculation has run rampant as to whether former child-actor Angus T. Jones (The Rookie) would return to show with leads Ashton Kutcher (Jobs) and Jon Cryer (Due Date).

Let said speculating end, as it looks as if Jones has opted not to return as a regular cast member. Reports indicate that he may occasionally appear as a guest star, but Two and a Half Men will soon be lacking its “half” more often than not.

CBS confirmed via Twitter that Two and a Half Men has been renewed for season 11, which is set to air this fall. The network also announced that Angus T. Jones has decided to leave full-time employment with the show to pursue a college degree – a move that he has put off due to his obligation to the series. Jones is currently in negotiations to appear in a number of guest spots.

There is no doubt that Jones’ decision was affected by the November release of a video featuring his religious testimony, in which he decried Two and a Half Men as “filth.” Despite a public apology to his co-workers, many wondered whether his time with the series was running short.

This is, of course, not the first time that Two and a Half Men has experienced the controversial departure of one of its leads. In 2011, Charlie Sheen was dismissed from the series after a vicious dispute with creator Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory). Sheen subsequently embarked on a series of highly-publicized meltdowns that have resulted in the actor becoming something of a cultural punchline (see his turn in Scary Movie 5). Kutcher was afterward brought in to replace Sheen in the show’s lead role.

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Having already reconfigured itself more-or-less successfully after the sudden departure of its lead, Two and a Half Men will no doubt soldier on without Jones. Before his absence was confirmed, rumors began circulating that Miley Cyrus might take his place as a cast regular. Plans to retool the show have no doubt been in place for months, just in case Jones finally decided to abandon ship.

Despite this, one has to wonder whether the cast and crew of Two and a Half Men should start readying to close up shop. With two of its original leads gone, the dynamic of the show will probably be all but alien to longtime viewers. At this point in its life-cycle, a sitcom needs to either reinvent itself drastically or fade into late-season obscurity. Can the writers and producers of Two and a Half Men spin Jones’ departure into a successful revival? Only the fall premiere will tell.

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Two and a Half Men will continue to appear on CBS on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.

Sources: CBS [via Deadline]

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  1. If they put miley sirus on I will not be watching anymore

    • Agreed.

  2. Please guys 2 and a half men is the greatest show on the planet competing with the late O’Sullivan only fools and horses us Britts love it. You guys are writhing the belly laugh stuff,, so keep it up up for us over here, please !

  3. When charlie left I thought 2 myself”the show will b stupid witout him” bt wen I watched season 9 episode 1,I said am so nt missing d show.no doubt charlie did a wonderful job bt ashton is doing amazing too.I knw if d producers does their homework Angus can equally b replaced wit sum one as great as he is if nt better.I love all d cast of two and a half men n till d show ends I won’t stop watching.

  4. Only Alan will never leave the show er the beach house.

    • yer so true he will never leave even after the show ends he may move in

    • OF course not, Alan can’t afford to leave.!
      :)

  5. too bad that angus is leaving(where’s the dead guy sir).. funniest actors are charly jake and berda,, ashton is a funny actor but he can’t replace charly

  6. Hello everybody ,first of all excuse me if my english is not so good,i´m from Romania and i wanna say something about two and a half men.i agree with you that the show isn´t the same without charlie and jake .i don´t love the show anymore from 8 season since when charlie was fired,i´m really sorry because it was very funny ,,sheen it´s the best forever .Greetings from Romania

  7. Just bring back Charlie Sheen, then it’ll work out. If not cancel it

  8. Bring Charlie back or cancel it.
    its vomit anyway without him.
    yup..i tried to watch that horse s***.

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  11. Angus T. Jones is a stupid, ungrateful, snot-nosed, brat who has absolutely no concept whatsoever of what it means to be a productive member of society. What “education” he got while on “Two and a Half men” obviously didn’t teach him a %#@& thing about work ethic or how to treat other people. He will probably end up being swindled out of his millions by his “church”, and, like so many other child actors, find himself a washed up nobody people will refer to as that geek who looks like that kid who was on TV. Welcome to the real world !!

  12. This show is becoming one of the most pathetic show, same story very time, with same kind of scenario with different ways. All they talk about is sex….. Out four three of the main cast has left.

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