A gay character will be joining the cast of “Two and a Half Men.”
As TV Line notes, the casting call states that the 21-year-old daughter of the late Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) will be a “sexy and gorgeous” girl who “uses her hotness when she needs to” and “likes everything her dad liked, including women.”
The as-yet-uncast role will be recurring, with an option to become a full-time series regular. According to E! Online, producers want to see how the character fits within the dynamic of the show before fully committing to a new cast member.
Us Weekly reports that the character of Jenny will make her debut in the season premiere of the eleventh season. Jenny will arrive on the doorstep of Walen Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) and Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) looking for her dead father.
Show Producers and the network are hopeful that the new character will fill the void left by the departure of Angus T. Jones, who played the “half man” character Jake Harper. In April, CBS announced that Jones would be downgraded to recurring status in the eleventh season.
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In November 2012, a video surfaced on YouTube showing Jones making negative statements about “Two and a Half Men.” In the bizarre rant -- filmed for a religious group called The Forerunner Chronicles -- Jones called the show “filth” and urged people not to watch it.
The backlash prompted Jones to issue an apology. “Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and Half Men with whom I have worked over the past 10 years and who have become an extension of my family,” he said. “I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed.”
Charlie Sheen, who famously exited the show under his own set of chaotic circumstances in 2011, deemed Jones’ comments to be a “Hale-Bopp-like meltdown,” adding that the show appeared to be “cursed.”
The eleventh season of “Two and a Half Men” is set to premiere in September.