October 02, 2013 8:41am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Amber Tamblyn Promoted to Regular on 'Two and a Half Men'
Amber Tamblyn is staying put on CBS' Two and a Half Men.
The actress, who boarded season 11 in a five-episode stint as Charlie Harper's (Charlie Sheen) long-lost (lesbian) daughter, has been promoted to series regular.
Tamblyn's Jenny moves to L.A. to pursue acting and connect with what's left of her family. She likes everything her dad liked -- including women. The move is not unexpected as Tamblyn's deal had an option for her to become a series regular.
Speaking to reporters in July at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, where he was supporting his new Anna Faris comedy Mom, co-creator Chuck Lorre said the addition of a lesbian character will change one major aspect of Men. "I think it would be great to have a voice on the show from a different perspective," he noted. "The show has had enough testosterone to last a lifetime." Lorre added that the addition has allowed the writers to create a character who can stand toe-to-toe with Men's stars.
CBS renewed Men in April for an 11th season, with Angus T. Jones' role reduced to a recurring status as the 19-year-old attends college -- something that Lorre champions, as the young actor has spent more time on a TV set than at school. Tamblyn's promotion helps fill that void.
Tamblyn most recently starred in CBS' Anatomy of Violence drama pilot from the creators of Homeland. It was passed over in May. Her credits include episodes of Portlandia and Inside Amy Schumer as well as 127 Hours, Django Unchained and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies.