"Two and a Half Men" fans may have to say goodbye to Jake Harper.
Actor and Evangelical Christian Angus T. Jones' religious testimony, in which he called the CBS show "filth" and urged viewers to stop watching, left fans wondering whether or not the 19 year old would return for another season of "Two and a Half Men."
Jones, who has played Jake since the show premiered in 2003, will "likely" leave "Two and a Half Men" after the current season, according to E! News. He plans to finish out Season 10 and then make an exit. "He won't be in every episode," a source told E! News of Jones. "How much they use him will be up to [creator] Chuck Lorre. The intention wasn't ever for him to be in every ep this year anyway. Now it might be less."
CBS has yet to pick up "Two and a Half Men" for an eleventh season, but if the network does, it's "unlikely" Jones will return as a series regular. E! surmises he will "likely" choose to go to college instead. "Part of the reason Angus is so wary of the [TV] industry and so involved with the church is that he's seen what's happened to Charlie [Sheen] front and center," the source told E! News. "He doesn't want to end up like that. Who would?"
Jones is confirmed to stay through Season 10 of "Two and a Half Men," People magazine confirmed. "Angus expects to report to work after the holiday break in January," a source told People. "He intends to honor his contract through the end of the season."
Jones' reps and attorney are said to be in talks with Warner Bros. about the actor's controversial statements and his standing with CBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jones' publicist tells THR that "conversations are ongoing about his future role on the show."
The teen actor, who makes $350,000 per episode, expressed problems with participating in "Two and a Half Men" since it clashes with his religious beliefs on another occasion.
While speaking to the congregation at Los Angeles' Voice of Prophecy Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Oct. 8, Jones said, "It's very weird being on a television show, especially now that I am trying to walk with God because my television show has nothing to do with God and doesn't want anything to do with God."
If Jones does exit the show, he follows closely in the footsteps of Sheen -- whose erratic behavior and disparaging comments about producer Chuck Lorre got him fired in March 2011.
Jones issued an apology for his remarks on Tuesday.
"Two and a Half Men" airs on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. EST on CBS.
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