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A female character will replace Angus T. Jones on "Two and a Half Men" this season, according to reports this week.
The 19-year-old actor left the sitcom as a regular cast member after its last season. The departure also came following an outburst by Jones about the show.
"You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that," the actor said in a video that went viral, before adding that "Men" was "filth" and urged fans to stop watching it.
However, shortly thereafter, Jones issued a lengthy apology for his comments.
"I have been the subject of much discussion, speculation and commentary over the past 24 hours," started that actor at the time, according to Deadline.
Jones went on to explain that he was "grateful and have the highest regard and respect" for the show's creator, Chuck Lorre, as well as the cast and crew at "Men."
"I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed," he said. "I never intended that."
Alternately, last season also saw Miley Cyrus guest star on the CBS comedy - earning the series season-high numbers.
Cyrus' appearance episode drew 13.6 million viewers and a 4.0 rating in the adults ages 18 to 49 demo.
Meanwhile, "Two and a Half Men" follows two men and a younger boy, the "half," but could be introducing a new female character in the upcoming 11th season, according to Deadline.
Rumors indicate that the new character will be a teenager, and purport to be the daughter of Charlie Sheen's character, the late Charlie Harper.
Furthermore, the new character will move in with Schmidt, portrayed by Ashton Kutcher, and Charlie's brother, Alan Harper, portrayed by Jon Cryer.
"Two and Half Men" was first introduced in 2003 and originally starred Charlie Sheen before he was killed off last year after making disparaging comments about the show's creator and executive producer, Chuck Lorre.