'Two and a Half Men' actor not expected on set

7:08 PM, Nov 27, 2012   |    comments
Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones attend the ceremony honoring actor Jon Cryer with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on September 19, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
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By DAVID BAUDER / AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- The teenage actor who criticized "Two and a Half Men," the CBS comedy he stars in, as "filth" will have some time before he faces the show's producers.

Angus T. Jones wasn't expected at rehearsal Tuesday because he is not going to be in the episode they are filming, according to a person close to the show who spoke on condition of anonymity because producers were not commenting publicly.

Jones wouldn't be expected back at work until after the New Year, the person said. His character has been largely absent because he has joined the Army.

Jones said in a video posted online that he doesn't want to be on the show anymore and told viewers to stop watching.

CBS and producer Warner Bros. Television have not commented.

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