As reported previously — in May — a casting call apparently went out for a young female actress to join the CBS sitcom for its 11th season this fall for a role that would at least be recurring, if not seen weekly.
The stories, which have yet to be confirmed officially by CBS or producer Warner Brothers, said the new character would be a long lost daughter of the late Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen’s character).
No details have yet been reported on how this character would be introduced.
More importantly, no one has yet reported who will play her, or even who might be in the running to play her at this point.
The Eonline story cites unnamed sources who told the Website the new 21 year-old character, named “Jenny,” would be a lesbian. The Eonline story suggested cheekily that her strong attraction to women mirrors that of her late father.
The E story says the character will be “recurring,” rather than “regular.” In May, the stories all suggested the new character would be eased into the show to replace Angus T. Jones, the “Half” man in the show’s title whose character will now be “recurring” — and not seen weekly — following his public rebellion from the series last season when he made statements denigrating the show.
The addition of this new character represents the most significant shake-up on the series since Ashton Kutcher replaced Sheen in 2011. Not only is the second of the show’s original three characters being eased out — leaving just Jon Cryer from the original set-up — but Jones is being replaced by a female, which would seem to put the very title of the show in jeopardy.
We expect to learn more about the new direction of “Two and a Half Men” later this summer.