Angus T. Jones Returning to "Two and a Half Men"
Show Creator Chuck Lorre Calls Jones a "Part of the family"
Angus T. Jones, who has played Alan Harper's son Jake on "Two and a Half Men," is returning to the set of the fabled sitcom for the first time since last November when he called the show "filth."
In a video the 19 year-old made for the Forerunner Christian Church, the actor, who has spent 10 years on the CBS sitcom, referred to the show as "filth." The video went viral in a matter of days and, understandably, caused quite an uproar.
We haven't seen much of Jake on the show this season since he enlisted in the Army, but all that's about to change as he'll return to set next week when filming of new episodes resumes.
The show's creator and executive producer, Chuck Lorre (who became a household name following the meltdown Charlie Sheen had 2 years ago) is a surprising Jones supporter.
"I was concerned about him continuing with us, but he's entitled to his journey," Lorre said to USA Today. "He's a sweetheart. He's fine. He's 19, man. Cut him some slack. He is a beloved member of the cast. He has been a great, great young man for 10 years."
So will Lorre exact his revenge on Jones' Jake Harper by having him take a bullet? On the contrary. Jake will have a new, much older, girlfriend in the form of "My Name is Earl" star Jaime Pressly. Lorre explains, "The episode we're (shooting) next week introduces his new girlfriend, an older woman with three kids, a tattoo artist."
As for whether or not Jones' "filth" comment was too harsh, Lorre takes the high road. "The show's kind of filthy. We hope it's funny as well."
To his credit Jones has recanted - kinda. He released a statement back in November when the video had caused such a stink.
"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. I never intended that." Atta boy, kid. Lesson learned: Don't bite the hand that feeds you.