CBS worked some TV magic when its lead actor left “Two and a Half Men.” They killed a character and introduced Ashton Kutcher in order to keep the popular show on the network. But how will they continue now that their lead child actor, Angus T. Jones, is no longer a child? Angus T. Jones turned 18 today and is officially no longer half a man.
Well, chances are that CBS won’t be changing anything about the most watched show on television.
The OC Register reports that “Two and a Half Men” was the most-watched program for the second consecutive week. The show dropped 8 million viewers from the hyped debut of Ashton Kutcher, but still managed to pull in 20.53 million viewers last week. A lot of that has to do with Angus T. Jones and fellow co-star Jon Cryer.
Angus is the highest paid child actor working in television, earning $300,000 per episode, but on his 18th birthday he’ll have to compare himself to a different group of actors. Jones’ $300,000 per episode will make him more than $7 million over the next two seasons, but he’s still earning less than his adult co-stars. Ashton Kutcher earns $700,000 per episode and Jon Cryer earns $600,000.
According to TV Guide, Jones is happy to be working on “Two and a Half Men” for the next two years, but if the series had ended with the departure of Sheen, he wouldn’t have minded. Jones said that he is looking forward to going back to school when the show wraps up.
As for Sheen, Jones said that there are no hard feelings between the two. Jones said:
“I talk to him every now and then. I still want to hang out with him and stuff. We’re still friends. There’s no hard feelings at all.”
Now that Angus T. Jones is 18, is it time for him to move out of the house?