CBS confirmed today that Two and a Half Men has been renewed for its 11th season. However, the long-running sitcom will no longer be sporting its titular half man when it comes back in the fall.
The highest-paid actors on television, Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher inked new one-year deals to return for another season. Reports estimate Kutcher's salary around $700,000 per episode, while Cryer earns slightly less.
Angus T. Jones, who has played young Jake since the age of 10, will not return as a regular character, but he may appear in a recurring role. Instead of starring on the show, the 19-year-old actor will follow through on his plans to attend college, which he delayed after signing a one-year contract extension last year.
His character had already been reduced to sporadic appearances via Skype, so it shouldn't be a major loss. Last fall, Jones made headlines when he recorded a religious testimonial video posted on YouTube deriding Two and a Half Men as "filth" and declared that he wanted to leave the show. After a public apology to producers, crew, and fellow cast members, Jones returned to work for the remainder of the season.
Will you miss the half man?