CBS has renewed "Two and a Half Men" for an 11th season, but will we get to see the comedy show's "half" following last year's viral blunder?
Jon Cryer, who has played Alan on the show since its 2003 debut, will return as a cast member and so will Ashton Kutcher, who joined the show following Charlie Sheen's departure and meltdown in 2011, the Hollywood Reporter said on April 26, following a short Tweet by CBS about the renewal.
However, Angus T. Jones, who is 19 and has played Alan's son since he was a child, may be MIA for most of the season. The outlet said CBS and production company Warner Bros. are "currently working out a deal" for the teenager to "recur" on the comedy series, which means he would not star on every episode. CBS and Jones has not commented about the report.
Jones stirred controversy last year by calling "Two and a Half Men" "filth" and saying he doesn't want to star in the show anymore. He made his comments in a video posted on a Christian website, soon after he spoke at the Adventist Media Center about how he has become more religious. The clip went viral.
Jones then apologized for his remarks, which Sheen called a Hale-Bopp-like meltdown. The CEO and president of CBS later addressed the controversy, saying, "I don't know what our status is with him." He also added that Jones made $300,000 per episode.
Deadline also reported that Kutcher and Cryer would return for season 11 as regulars and that Jones "may do guest-starring appearances." Kutcher, the outlet said, is set to make $700,000 per episode -- which does not appear to mark a pay raise for him -- while Cryer will earn "just a bit less."
Sheen's salary for "Two and a Half Men" was estimated to be between $1.25 million and $1.8 million per week. He held a Guinness World Record as the highest-paid television actor. He currently stars on the comedy series "Anger Management," which airs on the cable channel FX.
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