(TheBlaze/AP) — The teenage actor Angus T. Jones is expected back at “Two and a Half Men” next week, with CBS publicly accepting his apology for calling the popular comedy “filth” and “very inappropriate” in a YouTube video about his Christian faith.
“We move on,” CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said on Saturday. After a break for the holidays, actors on “Two and a Half Men” are about to begin rehearsals for new episodes.
Jones, 19, plays the “half” in the popular comedy show, portraying actor Jon Cryer’s son.
The young star, who reportedly makes $350,000 an episode, earlier said he was sorry if his remarks showed an indifference to his colleagues or a lack of appreciation for the opportunity. He did not, however, publicly change his evaluation of the comedy, which is heavy on sexual jokes and innuendo.
Tassler indicated she was giving Jones some slack for his age, saying her own 24-year-old son said some things between 19 and 24 that she wished he hadn’t.
“The bottom line is cooler heads prevailed,” she remarked. “He has been a beloved member of that cast for years and years and years and he issued a public apology. At the end of the day, they want him to come back, he wants to come back.”
Tassler also said that CBS, show creator Chuck Lorre and the production company, Warner Bros., are all interested in seeing “Two and a Half Men” continue beyond this season.
Though the actors are still not signed for another year, it was earlier speculated that Jones’ remarks may have been tied to his potential departure from the show.
But Lorre spoke with Jones after the YouTube video went viral, USA Today relates, and appears to have forgiven the young actor.
“I was concerned about him continuing with us, but he’s entitled to his journey,” Lorre explained. “He’s a sweetheart. He’s fine.”
Lorre concluded of the remarks: “He’s 19, man. Cut him some slack.”
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