“Two and a Half Men” gets a bad rap for being a misogynistic, uninventive CBS sitcom, but for those of us who prefer our “so bad it’s good”-style comfort food relegated to the boob-tube rather than the silver-screen, the show hits the spot rather well.
Now comes news from The Hollywood Reporter that “singer-actress” Miley Cyrus, the queen of white-trash ‘tweens, will return to television for the first time since her Disney Channel sensation “Hannah Montana” for a guest-starring role on the Ashton Kutcher-headlined show. How could it possibly get any better?
Cyrus will play a love interest for Angus T. Jones’ Jake, who in the last episode of the past season decided to sign up for the military on a whim. No word on whether or not the showrunners will bring that story-arc into this season or simply abandon it, or whether or not Cyrus’ guest stint will stretch over multiple episodes.
This role is a big deal for Cyrus, whose career has hit a real speed-bump since she starred in the Nicholas Sparks adaptation “The Last Song.” Cyrus recently appeared in the movie “LOL,” which distributor Lionsgate unceremoniously dumped into a mere 10 cities before giving it an effective direct-to-DVD release a few weeks ago. I watched the film out of curiosity and it’s one of the biggest train-wrecks I’ve ever seen.
But somehow, a bad actress appearing on a bad TV show seems a lot more entertaining than a bad actress in a bad movie. I’ll certainly tune in.
“Two and a Half Men” returns to CBS this fall on a new night at a new time — Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8:30 p.m.