CBS star apologizes for dissing his show
November 28, 2012
The latest controversy on “Two and a Half Men” seems to have been diffused, at least for now.
Last night Angus T. Jones, who plays “half man” Jake on the hit CBS comedy, issued an apology for comments he made in a video that went viral online, in which he described the comedy as “filth” and begged people to stop watching it.
“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,” says Jones in the statement.
Jones made the video as part of his testimony for the Forerunner Chronicles, an Alabama church, in which he discusses his religious awakening. He recently began attending a Seventh Day Adventist church and says he has turned his life over to God.
Jones, who is paid $350,000 per episode, has actually appeared on the show less frequently this season. His character joined the army at the end of last season, and his face time this season has been largely during Skype sessions with his father, played by Jon Cryer, and his new roommate, played by Ashton Kutcher.
Kutcher, of course, came to the show last year after its previous controversy over bad boy Charlie Sheen’s drug use and personal attacks on creator Chuck Lorre. Sheen was fired, but he has continued to spar with Lorre, CBS and producer Warner Bros. since.
Jones so far has not faced any disciplinary action. Warner Bros. has not publicly commented on the situation, but Jones is not scheduled to appear in the two episodes being filmed before the holiday break, which were written before the controversy began.
Tags: angus t. jones, angus t. jones video, Ashton Kutcher, cbs, charlie sheen, Chuck Lorre, comedy, Forerunner Chronicles, jake two and a half men, jake video two and a half men, Jon Cryer, people, Seventh Day Adventist, two and a half men, Warner Bros
Fox wins a Wednesday littered with reruns
Philly: Auto driving big TV dollars
Defining the big issues in digital video
A stunt that goes over the rainbow
‘Salem,’ this witches’ brew boils over
Tell us, what’s your forecast for the upfront?
Best tube bets this weekend
Tuesday cable overnights: Solid start for ‘Fargo’
NBCU: We’re ramping up digital content
‘Divorce Court’ up 24 percent this season
Pivot upfront: Four new shows on the way
ABC’s ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ grows in later timeslot
New from Kantar, a programmatic buying tool
- Sarah Amatuzio becomes VP and creative director at Alcone
- Tim Nolan becomes group creative director at Huge
- Jonathan Kim rises to digital engineering director at Media Kitchen
- Anand Kini rises to EVP of strategy at NBCUniversal
- Meaghan B. Murphy becomes executive editor at Good Housekeeping
- Mary Jeanne Cavanagh becomes EVP of ad sales at BabyFirst
- Steve McEvoy becomes VP of advertising sales at PageScience
- Howard Schneider becomes Federal Reserve reporter at Reuters
- Former 'The View' co-hosts returning to honor Barbara Walters
- Brad Paisley guesting on CBS's 'Two and a Half Men'
- MSNBC personality Lawrence O'Donnell injured in car accident
This week’s cable ratings
This week’s broadcast ratings
This week’s top movies, songs and books
This week’s daypart ratings
This week’s younger viewer ratings
This month’s new media traffic data
Media planner/buyer opening in Des Moines
Media planner/buyer opening in Austin
Online media buyer position in Provo, Utah
Digital media planner/buyer job in Minneapolis
Senior media planner job in Dallas/Fort Worth