Fall TV Preview

Two and a Half Men Twist: Charlie's Kid Is Gay

Two and a Half Men Charlie Daughter LesbianIt appears that on CBS’ Two and a Half Men, the late Charlie Harper’s soon-to-be-introduced daughter did not fall far from the tree — in that she likes the ladies as well.

TVLine can confirm a report by E! Online, that Charlie’s daughter Jenny, who will surface in the Season 11 premiere, “likes everything her dad liked, including women,” per a breakdown for the yet-to-be-filled role.

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The casting call also details that the daughter Charlie never knew is 21, “beautiful and sexy,” and she “uses her hotness when she needs to.” The new character shows up on the beach house doorstep upon moving from New York City to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show biz.

The role of Jenny at this time is recurring, with the option to become a series regular — ostensibly filling the void left by Angus T. Jones’ full-time exit from the sitcom — if she clicks with viewers.

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Two and a Half Men returns Sept. 26, now airing Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c (leading out of The Crazy Ones).

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  1. echox860 says:

    I don’t care what anyone else says. This is still a great show and one of my favorite comedies

  2. BubbaBytor says:


  3. Amz says:

    It seems like two and a half men have to keep using charlie (In so many ways) to earn some viewers and laughs.

    • TV Gord says:

      They’ve only referred to him a few times since he left. What would you prefer, that he never be mentioned again? How realistic is that?

  4. Tori says:

    Two and a half men do not have the greatest reputation for their portrayal of gay characters or jokes. It will be interesting to see if they can create a three dimensional character who happens to be gay.

    • Hannah says:

      Especially since they’re creating a daughter who is gay and not a son. Somehow I think that lesbian characters are more accepted by male viewers, especially since she’s “21, beautiful and sexy”. That sounds pretty terrible to say, does anyone else agree?

      • John says:

        I’m totally with you on that. The writing on this show has been terrible for a number of years. The writers just aren’t competent enough to come up with real comedy. Now they’re just using this ‘sexy’ girl as a lesbian to titillate the audience and nothing more. A gay son would have evoked anger from the majority of the fandom! Misogynists ftw people! Ugh!

      • scooby says:

        A hot 21yo lesbian, ugh. It’s the only kind of gay character they could add and get an increase in male viewers. What a shocker. A little creepy that this actress would basically be Charlie Sheen’s real life type if he were still on the show (don’t think he’d have let em cast an actual lesbian).

        • Nick says:

          LOL, that’s a great point…if Charlie were still alive, almost banging his unknown daughter would absolutely be a storyline. Gag!

      • DL says:

        I’m inclined to agree, but at the same time I’m really curious to see if the show can pull this off. On paper, it sounds so wrong, yet I can’t help but think a woman embodying the qualities of Charlie would make for great comedy.
        The issue is that the writers, and the actress who gets the role, HAVE to make it authentic. I would really like to see a “like father, like daughter” dynamic here, but not in a way that’s for titillation; instead, I would like to see a faithful interpretation that says this really is Charlie’s child. This is such a fine line to balance on, so we’ll just have to see whether they can actually do this and create a three-dimensional person as opposed to a stereotype or caricature.

  5. AnnaLynne McCord would be perfect. Then again, even 90210 had better standards than this show.

  6. Steve says:

    Oh boy, I can’t wait to see Alan continue to not get girls because they all fall for Jenny instead.

  7. Jared says:

    Annalynne McCord would be great for this role but I really wanted to see her in the CWs Wonder Woman pilot Amazon.

  8. Trista says:

    We are going to be minus one half man and plus one lesbian. Sounds like a name change is in order.

  9. So, wait, since she likes girls, she’s going to be the new “half man”? Tasteful as ever, Chuck Lorre, way to go

  10. I like the idea with this but I still think Herb should move in instead!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Rebecca says:

    Still like the show… Almost like it more now! Go ahead hate!

  12. Lisa says:

    This looks horrible! Plus, why is every show so focused on adding gay characters? There has been less than 100,000 gay marriages sanctioned since some States began allowing it a decade ago and estimates for how many gay people there are seems to hover between 2% and 5% of the US population. I have nothing against gays and think gay marriage should be legal but why is there such a push to support such a small segment of the population when a larger one like working Americans gets the shaft? As for Men…no Charlie Sheen = not worth watching!

    • Nick says:

      Yes, because you never see working class people depicted on tv…in fact, I’m not really sure I understand what you’re complaining about…how is having a gay character on Two and a Half Men hurting the working class?

      • Adam says:

        I don’t agree with Lisa regarding representations of gays and lesbians, but most television shows do focus on the middle-to-upper-class (Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, etc.) or the extreme-upper class (Gossip Girl, Revenge, etc.), or focus on work-places with high-incomes (doctors, lawyers, etc.). Few shows focus on lower-income households or characters who have any reason to worry about their finances, and those few shows that do are notable for their rarity (Roseanne, The Middle, etc.).

      • Mi Su says:

        Dump Jenny and bring Jake back. He was funny, Jenny not so much.

  13. Steve says:

    Guess the conservatives who already hate the show will find another reason for a faux boycott

  14. Ashley says:

    Please tell me they aren’t implying that a lesbian is like half a man. Even for a show that’s so unashamedly un-PC, that’s downright insulting.

  15. Midori says:

    So now the writers are thinking “If we make her a lesbian that’s close enough to a man”?

    • Adam says:

      There’s definitely something misogynistic in the concept. It seems to be either as you said, or that they felt their targeted-male audience would only be able to identify with a woman if she’s talking about sleeping with women – seemingly afraid to alienate viewers with a woman’s perspective talking about sleeping with men.

  16. TJ says:

    Of course she’s gay, hot and sexy. In today’s TV world one of the female characters either has to be gay or involved in an interracial relationship. Hollyweird won’t be happy until this truly is The New Normal.

    • DW says:

      Yeah but nobody wants a butt ugly sex addict depicted anywhere—-even on radio! Yikes! Personally, I would like for Walden to somehow gain custody of his British ex-GF’s daughter to add a different type of youthful touch to the show. Walden is clueless enough about his own self and he would be very Robin Williams-ish raising a child.. especially a daughter. Can you imagine Berta having “the talk” with her and Walden?!

  17. J says:

    Is the show implying that a lesbian character counts as “half man”?

    • LMRN says:

      No, it’s just that they won’t change the name of the show just because the frickin cast changes…jeeez people, if you’re going out of your way to feel offended then you’re going to be offended…

  18. AriesMatt says:

    To add insult to injury, Lorre should hire Selma Blair in a recurring role, since Charlie got her fired from Anger Management. Sweet revenge!

  19. Tony says:

    The show sucks without Charlie Harper he just made the show so I just watch reruns and Anger Management.

  20. Brian says:

    As a gay guy, I find this lesbian portrayal offensive. This is not going to go down well with the GLBT community. They’re already bashing it on the gay websites.

  21. Traci says:

    I think they are only adding this because ABC Family is rocking the ratings with their new hit The Fosters… which portrays a feminine lesbian couple with a mix of foster children and biological ones. It really is an authentic portrayal of the way most of the REAL GLBT community lives! Way to go CBS for yet another coat-tail ratings quest!

  22. JM says:

    just ignoring whether a character is gay or not would indicate that gay people and straight people aren’t that different and therefore are equal. all you people have no idea that your comments on a character being gay are very homophobic. and when you really think the directors of the show did this to imply that a lesbian is ‘half a man’ you’re probably on the same stuff that got charlie sheen fired. that’s paranoia.

  23. Make the kid an overweight transgender person and then I’ll think they really tried. Because a hot, 21 year old lesbian? Cope out if ever I saw one. Lesbians are sadly more acceptable to male viewers because they find lesbianism hot. A gay son would be pushing too far then? Because the male demographic would be put off? … that’s really dissapointing. Not to mention that they probably won’t do such an awesome job at representing lesbians either.

  24. alex says:

    Shoutout to chuck lorre and producers. I think the storyline for the 11th season sounds interesting because think about it, the two and a half men title was getting awkward as jake was getting older which means he is no longer a half men and now that jake(angus t. jones) is leaving the show as main character its a brilliant idea to bring charlies long lost daughter as a lesbian to fill in that half men part of the title lol. I will be a fan no matter what but the new character has a 50/50 shot of becoming a good permanent character in the show to rest of viewers and critics in my opinion but yeah good luck to the two and half men show.

  25. alex says:

    And sorry for the late comment. Hope it gets noticed lmao

  26. Rik says:

    So am i the only one that feels that it should of been Alan’s daughter
    that should take jakes place.
    it all there well imo lol


  27. Donna says:

    I still love Two and a Half Men and Alan was always my favorite, but I’m not liking the character of Charlie’s daughter. It’s sickening. They didn’t need to add her to this cast. It was fine without her and it’s just too much with the Lesbian thing. It’s overkill and she’s just not funny. Walden has finally fit in with the show, since they cleaned him up and don’t have him acting as dumb as his character was, when he first joined the show. I really like the character of Walden now. I love Alan with Lindsay and hope she doesn’t leave the show. We really need to see more of the old cast. Judith, Herb and Evelyn. So what if Charlie or Jake aren’t in it. They others were great assets to the show and helped make Two and a Half Men what it is today.

  28. Louise says:

    I adored the character of Jenny. Great addiction.