Ever since Angus T. Jones spoke out against ‘Two and a Half Men,’ fans of the show have been anxiously awaiting to find out if he will remain on the show. Though fellow believers have been proud of this young man for taking a brave stance, he has undoubtedly taken a great deal of heat this week as well. We do know he is under contract, and that getting out of such a contract would probably be a legal mess.
After the video in which Jones called the show “filth” went viral, the speculations and discussions began. It didn’t come as a surprise when Jones issued an explanation Tuesday night, in which let everyone know that he appreciates the opportunity he’s had, and thinks highly of his cast members.
In an E! news article dated Wednesday, November 28, a source close to the show confirmed, “that Jones plans to finish out the current season and will most likely not return should CBS order another season.”
With that said, this shouldn’t come as a surprise given the fact that Jones did say he doesn’t want to be on the show anymore. The character of Jake Harper joined the army at the end of season 9, and has had very limited camera time this season.
“He won’t be in every episode,” the E! news source says of the remaining season 10 episodes.
“How much they use him will be up to creator Chuck Lorre. The intention wasn’t ever for him to be in every ep this year anyway. Now it might be less,” continued the source.
In regards to a season 11 should it happen, the source continued, “You might see him for a few guest spots,” adding that it’s “likely” the 19-year-old will choose to go to college next year.
The source also revealed, “Part of the reason Angus is so wary of the TV industry and so involved with the church is that he’s seen what’s happened to Charlie Sheen front and center,” the source says.
“He doesn’t want to end up like that. Who would?” asked the source.
With all that said, Charlie Sheen did stand up for Jones in the media and invite him to be on ‘Anger Management’ with him. Jones did share that his cast members have been like family to him, and it is almost certain that he cares a great deal about Sheen too. With Sheen once playing his uncle on the show, one can be led to believe that his negative behavior has been of a genuine concern to Jones.
When it comes to the public outcry for his testimony, the source says that Jones is “shocked” that it’s become such a big deal.
“He really didn’t think anyone would care that much. He has never been the one to get attention,” said the source.