Shawnee Smith Lands A Lead On Charlie Sheen Comedy Series ‘Anger Management’

By | Thursday January 26, 2012 @ 1:27pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Becker alumna Shawnee Smith has landed one of the female leads in Charlie Sheen’s FX comedy Anger Management. On the Lionsgate TV-produced series, which has an initial 10-episode order from FX, Sheen portrays Charlie, a former baseball player with … Read More »

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‘Anger Management’ Narrows Female Field

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‘Anger Management’ Casting Female Leads Opposite Charlie Sheen: See Who’s Testing

EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Sheen is close to getting a therapist and an ex-wife on his new FX comedy … Read More »

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‘Anger Management’ Casting Female Leads Opposite Charlie Sheen: See Who’s Testing

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Sheen’s new FX comedy series, Anger Management, is moving to cast its leading ladies. Selma Blair, who had been pursued by the show’s producers, is leading the field of actresses expected to test opposite Sheen at tomorrow’s studio test, which also includes Dexter and No Ordinary Family alumna Julie Benz. On the Lionsgate TV-produced Anger Management, which has an initial 10-episode order, Sheen will portray Charlie, a former baseball player with anger issues who winds up as an unconventional anger management therapist. There are 3 other leads on the series — all female — Charlie’s own therapist, envisioned as a love interest for him, his ex-wife and his 13-year-old daughter. If their deals close by the time the studio tests start tomorrow, I hear that there are at least three actresses reading for each of the roles. Blair is someone identified early on for the therapist role. Also testing for the part are Jenica Bergere and Elaine Hendrix. Up for the ex-wife role are Benz, Kate Reinders (Work It) and Becker alumna Shawnee Smith. UPDATE: I hear that Nicole Hiltz (In Plain Sight) will also test for the ex-wife part.

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