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CBS president Nina Tassler says the network would like to have Angus T. Jones continue on "Two and a Half Men."
PASADENA, Calif. -- "Two and a Half Men" star Angus T. Jones is no Charlie Sheen. After a video of the young actor blasting the comedy as "filth" and urging viewers to stop watching surfaced in November, the question arose as to whether CBS and Warner Bros. would want Jones back. The answer: Yes.
"We’d like him to be part of it next year. I think he would like to come back too," Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, told reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour on Saturday. "He made his public apology and we’ve moved on."
Tassler called the situation "a little bit of a glitch," and blamed Jones' age.
"Kid's 19 years old," she said. "I’ve got a 24-year-old. Between the ages of 19 and 24, there have been plenty of things (my) kid has come out ... and said that I wish he hadn’t. I think the bottom line is cooler heads prevailed. (Jones has) been a beloved member of that cast for years and years and years! And he issued a public apology. ... And that’s it, we move on!"
She added that the actor would be at the show's table read next week.
Tassler also said that the network was interested in bringing "Two and a Half Men" back for an 11th season, and that Warner Bros. was "equally interested to do the same."
But stars Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher, who joined the show in season nine after Sheen left, have not signed on yet. In fact, according to Tassler, none of the cast have put their names on the dotted line as of Saturday.
"We don’t have our cast deals. That’s the price of doing business every year," Tassler said.
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