With Angus T. Jones saying he doesn’t want to be on CBS’ hit sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men’ anymore in his now-infamous YouTube video, the network may write his character, Jake Harper, off the show, Celebuzz is reporting. The producers of ‘Two and a Half Men’ may fire the religiously-minded actor for his disparaging behavior, much like they did with Charlie Sheen two years ago.
Jones’ girlfriend, the 17-year-old known as “Stalker Sarah,” said the 19-year-old star has been wanting to quit ‘Two and a Half Men’ in order to go to college. She added that the show isn’t expected to continue after its current tenth season.
If the producers do continue ‘Two and a Half Men’ without Jake, there are several paths they can take to fill the void. They can kill Jake off, much like they did with Sheen’s character, Charlie Harper, at the end of the eighth season in 2011. Since Jake is a recent Army enlistee, the producers can believably fit his death into the storyline.
The producers can also replace Jones’ Jake with a similar character, much like how they replaced Charlie with Ashton Kutcher’s Walden Schmidt. ‘Two and a Half Men’ fans aren’t extremely emotionally attached to the characters, particularly Jake, now that he’s rarely seen on the show anymore anyway.
After Jake finishes his duties with the army, he can always pursue a career that would allow him to travel, such as being a chef or an extreme stuntman, which he has shown talents for. He can also start dating Rose’s niece, who could turn out to be a stalker just like her aunt, who hounded Charlie to his death.
The producers could end the show, but that’s unlikely, as it’s the third highest-rated sitcom on TV, after ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Modern Family.’ But it’s expensive to producer, with the high paychecks to its three top-earning stars. It’s also considered to be past its creative peak.
The producers could also choose to do nothing, as Jones is rarely on the show anymore anyway. His interaction with the other actors usually is limited to one scene per episode of Jake calling in from the Army base on Skype. This may be the best option for the producers to save the dignity of the show.
Written by: Karen Benardello