"God Has Nothing To Do With 'Two and a Half Men''s Uncertain Future," is the head for Josef Adalian's post, which analyzes the "internal pros-and-cons debate likely to be going through the
heads of [CBS] execs over the next few months" as they decide the fate of the series, now hit with another public relations debacle: star Angus T. Jones' religious rant against it.
Among the biggest reasons for ending the show after its current season: It's a "a very, very expensive comedy," with "$1.5 million per episode in topline talent costs alone," writes Adalian. "Ironically, Jones's new self-loathing over his 'Men' role could actually end up contributing to the show's continued life. If he departed, he'd save producers (and CBS) more than $6 million in talent costs, making the show at least a little more affordable. The Lord works in mysterious ways, y'all!"