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Amber Tamblyn Gets Bumped to Series Regular on 'Two and a Half Men'

Amber Tamblyn on the set of Two and a Half Men

It looks like 'Two and a Half Men' may be in need of a title change. CBS announced this morning that Amber Tamblyn — who plays Charlie Harper’s illegitimate, lesbian daughter Jenny — has officially been upgraded to a series regular after only making one appearance on the show thus far. (She was introduced to the series during last week's Season 11 premiere). Pretty impressive, don't you think?

Tamblyn was originally scheduled for a mere five-episode arc, but thanks to this promotion she'll now be gracing the small screen on a weekly basis, so get ready for a lot of inevitable girl-on-girl jokes. She is Charlie's kid, after all.

This role will serve as a replacement for original cast member Angus T. Jones, who expressed his disdain for the show during its tenth season via a Youtube video and announced that he wanted to go off to college. Time to reshoot those opening credits? We think so! (And don't forget about that less-than-accurate title now).

'Two and a Half Men' drew 11.5 million viewers and a 2.9 demo rating during its Season 11 premiere, dropping down 17 percent from the previous year (probably due in large part to not having 'The Big Bang Theory' as a lead-in).

Let's hope Tamblyn can help skyrocket the series back to ratings gold while garnering a few much-needed laughs along the way. She may not be Charlie Harper himself, but she could prove to be the next best thing.

Are you happy about Tamblyn's full-time upgrade? Do you think she'll make a nice addition to the cast? Sound off in the comments below!

'Two and a Half Men' airs on Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c on CBS.



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- Amber Tamblyn
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- Two and a Half Men
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- CBS

Written by: Kelly Schremph
Oct 2nd, 2013, 2:37 am

Images courtesy of CBS

Anonymous

Message Posted On Oct 6th, 2013, 2:11 pm
Three and a Half Heterogeneous Beings? (what do I care, I quit watching after Sheen left). Surprising what manages to stay on TV these days though. Almost like someone had to prove they were right by keeping it on because a failure would have boosted Sheen's ego way too much.
lockjaw

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Since: 20/Feb/08
Message Posted On Oct 2nd, 2013, 10:07 am

I really liked her and am happy to see her land in a role which allows her to display another facet of her ability. 

zootie

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Since: 02/Mar/10
Message Posted On Oct 2nd, 2013, 8:47 am

What would be the new title? "Two men and a half woman" sounds like it could be interpreted as sexist, "Two men and a woman" sounds too simple, like a romcom, or a lazy porno. What about "Two and a half *men"?

 

 

To put the numbers in context. This week, Breaking Bad broke records with 10M viewers for the series finale, and "2 1/2" has a lukewarm season opener with 11M!?

 

 

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