'Two and a Half Men' to Introduce Charlie Harper's Long Lost Lesbian Daughter Next Season

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July 10th, 2013

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via press release:

E! News Exclusive: Charlie Sheen’s Daughter to Be Gay on Two and a Half Men—Get the Details!

It's Two and a Half Men…and a Lesbian!

Don't worry, that's not the show's new title. However, E! News can exclusively report that the pivotal new role of Charlie Harper's (Charlie Sheen) illegitimate daughter has been written as 21 years old, "sexy and gorgeous," and gay. The new character, Jenny, will share many traits with her deceased father, including her love of women, per our sources.

Though earlier reports indicated that the new actress coming on to play Charlie's daughter would be a series regular, we are told this will be a recurring character with the possibility of becoming a regular. Producers want to see first how she gels with the cast before committing to full-cast-member status.

Jenny will first appear in the season premiere, coming on the scene because she has relocated from New York to Los Angeles. It's possible we may also meet her mother, an old flame of Charlie's. The role of Jenny has not yet been cast.

In May, the news broke that the show's "half man," Angus T. Jones (who famously slammed the CBS comedy as immoral), would not be returning as a series regular. Producer Chuck Lorre has since said that Jones will be back whenever he has a few days off, so he will be appearing in a recurring fashion.

Introducing a gay character on one of its biggest shows should help improve the network's image with the LGBT community. According to GLAAD's most recent Network Responsibility Index (August 2012), CBS came in last among the major networks, with only 8 percent of its programming featuring gay people or characters.

The network is also receiving heat this week for racist and homophobic remarks said on the current season of Big Brother.

Men goes back into production mid-August and will air this fall on CBS.

 
  • Jay

    I will start watching again if its done right.

  • The End

    Having a character like this just makes so much sense. However I wonder how it will effect the ratings?

  • Jeff (Canada)

    I can see this rejuvenating the show for another 2-3 seasons.

  • The End

    @Jeff (Canada)

    Me too, though they may have a problem if Angus comes knocking and wants back on the show for Season 12. They’l need to fit them both in and adjust the budget accordingly. Because you know that securing Kutcher for another season, along with Cryer will cost $$$$$.

  • Jay

    What they should do is just concentrating on boosting her character up for another season and spinning off a series based on her character and try to keep Jon Cryer in that spin-off.

  • fd98

    @Jay

    I like the way you are thinking.

  • Daniel

    It says that CBS only has 8% of its characters as gay. I though the gay population was about 10%, doesnt that mean that they are very close in representing the gay community in the US. If you compare it to the number of African Americans and Hispanic on TV, that is a huge number

  • Why oh Why

    Can this show get any lower! Ooops i forgot about the new season (yawn). You know that something is wrong with todays societies when such a crap show make it 11 seasons.

  • MichaelChickless

    Will Jenny hae tiger blood?

  • MichaelChickless

    ^have^

  • The End

    @Why oh Why
    @Can this show get any lower!

    A bit judgemental of you there. Quite a few shows have gay characters these days. Infact Anger Management has one that fits in quite well.

  • mike

    Its getting ridiculousness

  • PurpleDrazi

    they may have a problem if Angus comes knocking and wants back on the show for Season 12.

    Not really. If the new character does well who needs Angus.

  • CBSviewer

    Producers finally realized Ashton is not Charlie ! Of course Walden is funny but people miss Charlie. It’s a good idea to introduce his daughter (he probably has more than one ;) ).

  • rob60990

    “The network is also receiving heat this week for racist and homophobic remarks said on the current season of Big Brother.”

    Wait until the extremely sexist We Are Men premieres.

  • John

    So, why not a gay son? Maybe because that wouldn’t fly well with the fandom and the writers are talentless who just rely on titillation and demeaning women anyway. So awesome! Misogynists ftw!

  • POIFanatic

    The half man in Two & a Half Men is supposed to be that poor gay girl now? This is a new low even for CBS.

  • The End

    @PurpleDrazi
    @Not really. If the new character does well who needs Angus.

    I think the Jake Harper character has more significance on the show than anyone who they cast for Season 11. Certainly if they develop his character more, they have an easy replacement if Kutcher or Cryer elect to leave in the future.

    @CBSviewer

    Charlie probably has a few dozen out there, he doesn’t use protection does he? ;)

  • MG

    When this show finally ends Jon Cryer needs his own show. He is the best thing about that show now, he is keeping it together.

  • Dan

    So the daughter is a half man by being gay. I guess that quota will solve the lack of gay ppl on CBS problem

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