'It's a Show for 12-Year-Olds': TV Stars Who Bad-Mouthed Their Own Shows

By Alison Nastasi

Angus T. Jones isn't the first to denounce his own television series.

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Hollywood has its share of actors who have regretted accepting roles that were embarrassing, but how bad do things have to get for a star to bad-mouth a project? What about an entire television series? We saw that happen this week when Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones told viewers to avoid the "filth" that is the Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn-created sitcom. Even though Jones became the highest paid child star in television several years ago, he wants to get out of his $350,000 an episode contract so he can "walk with God" (his statement today apologizing to the staff of Two and a Half Men didn't recant what he said about the show generally). Below, learn more about his kerfuffle with the series, as well as other TV actors who bad-mouthed their own shows.

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