'Two and a Half Men' renewed, without Angus T. Jones as regular

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As expected, CBS’ Two and a Half Men will return next season.

Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer have both signed on for another round, with Kutcher getting a reported $700,000-per-episode payout. But don’t expect Angus T. Jones to be back full time. Studio Warner Bros. is talking to the actor about a possible recurring role on the show instead of coming back as a series regular.

Cue the usual quips about whether the show’s title should be changed.

Jones infamously bashed his show earlier this season on a YouTube video, prompting speculation that he might be headed for the door. But CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler told reporters in January that the network and the actor had mended fences. “The kid’s 19 years old,” Tassler said at the time.”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.”


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