“The Office” star Rainn Wilson made a video mocking the teen while simultaneously plugging the final season of his own NBC comedy.
And actor Joshua Malina, formerly of NBC’s “The West Wing” and now seen on ABC’s “Scandal,” tweeted: “Variety: Kirk Cameron and Angus T Jones to team up for 700 Club sitcom, ‘One Man.’ ”
Meanwhile, Jones’s “Men” co-star Holland Taylor — she plays his grammy on the show — called him “a lovely young man” who is “finding his way.” As for the show being called “filth,” she told the celebrity Web site TMZ: “Oh paleeze!”
With Jones’s comments, Jon Cryer now officially becomes the only original Man on “Men” (the show debuted in 2003) who has not shot his career in the foot by savaging the show that made him rich and famous.
Sheen, a well-known actor before joining “Men,” famously described the show as a “pukefest” during a feud with Lorre and the studio last year. The showdown culminated in his being sacked from the show that earned him about $2 million an episode. (In the teen actor’s defense, Jones was being paid a mere $350,000 per episode at last reporting.)
On the bright side, after Sheen savaged the show, it roared back in the fall of 2011, clocking 29 million viewers — the biggest season-debut crowd for any scripted TV show on any network since 2005. Of course, those 29 million people tuned in to see Sheen’s character killed off — hit by a train.
“Men” has shot about half this season’s episodes, with two more being shot this calendar year. Jones — whose Jake Harper character joined the Army this season — has not appeared in every episode so far, and was not scheduled to appear in those two episodes. He’s under contract for the full season.
‘Mob’ sleeps with fish
Fox has ordered cement shoes for its “Mob Doctor” in advance of tossing it in the drink.
The press had already figured out that “Mob Doctor” was probably not getting an order for the “back nine” episodes that would have given the freshman drama a full season, as well as a future on the network.
On Wednesday came word that three of the remaining initial-order episodes will be burned off Dec. 29, a Saturday, and on New Year’s Eve (which falls on Monday but is a night of very low TV viewing, unless you’re Ryan Seacrest hosting “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve”) and Jan. 5, another Saturday.
To read previous columns by Lisa de Moraes, go to washingtonpost.com/ tvblog.