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‘Two and a Half Men’ swaps Angus T. Jones with lesbian character

‘Two and a Half Men’ swaps Angus T. Jones with lesbian character
From left, Jake Harper (Angus T. Jones), Alan Harper (Jon Cryer), and Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) in “Two and a Half Men.”
(Cliff Lipson / CBS)

“Two and a Half Men” is about to become “Two Men and a Gay Woman.”

Partly as a replacement for Angus T. Jones -- whose screen time will be sharply cut after he publicly bashed the show as “filth” last year -- CBS’ hit sitcom is going to add a recurring and possibly permanent lesbian character named Jenny. She’s the 21-year-old illegitimate daughter of the late Charlie Harper, who was played by Charlie Sheen, who himself was booted from the show after tangling with his bosses. 

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The role of Jenny has yet to be cast, but reports say she’s -- surprise -- “sexy and gorgeous.” (Has any hit show ever added a character who could be described as “average-looking and unremarkable”?)

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She “will share many traits with her deceased father, including her love of women,” E! News reported.

Wow, this could give CBS and Warner Bros. a rich new opportunity to explore issues of equality and social justice. Or, knowing the show’s record, it could provide a rich new source of lesbian jokes. Your call. 

A Warner Bros. spokeswoman confirmed the reports but declined to elaborate.

What do you think of the move?

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