CBS is looking to bring back Two and a Half Men for an 11th season — and they expect Angus T. Jones to remain on the show.
A renewal would hardly be a surprise given how well Men has performed while paired with rocket-sled Big Bang Theory on Thursdays this season. But given the show’s rocky recent cast history, and the fact that star Ashton Kutcher hasn’t signed on for another round yet, you can’t take anything for granted (not to mention, Men is already the longest-running sitcom on TV). “We told [studio] Warner Bros. we would like to have an 11th season and they’re equally interested,” CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler told TV critics at the network’s press tour presentation in Pasadena on Saturday. “So stay tuned.”
More interestingly, speculation that co-star Angus T. Jones might leave the show at the end of the current season due to his YouTube meltdown bashing the show may be unfounded. “We’d like him to be a part of it next year,” Tassler said on stage. “I think he’d like to come back too … he’s made his public apology and we’ve moved on.”
After the panel, Tassler dubbed Jones’ slam of the show a mere “glitch” in their long-term relationship. “The kid’s 19 years old,” Tassler said. “I’ve got a 24 year old. Between the ages of 19 and 24 there’s been plenty of things my kid has come out and said that I wish he hadn’t but the bottom line is cooler heads prevailed. [Jones has] been a beloved member of that cast for years and years and he issued a public apology. At the end of the day, they want him back and he wants to come back and that’s it.”
Tassler also expressed optimism that CBS can finally confirm How I Met Your Mother will return for a ninth season. “I will be very happy to report in a few days that things will be resolved,” Tassler said. “We’re very confident and exited that things will all work out. Almost everything is completed.”
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