Brett Butler To Play A Recurring Role On FX's Anger Management

By Kelly West 2012-02-29 17:00:00 discussion comments
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We recently learned that FX’s upcoming comedy Anger Management was set for a June premiere date. Today’s news on the subject of the comedy that will put Charlie Sheen back in a starring role on television is that Brett Butler is set to play a recurring role on the series.

Much like Sheen, Butler has her own spotty history with TV show creator Chuck Lorre, which dates back to her days starring in the ’90’s sitcom Grace Under Fire. According to the Hollywood Reporter, which posted word about Butler’s casting in Anger Management, there were “creative conflicts” between Butler and Lorre over the direction of Grace Under Fire, which resulted in Lorre stepping down to “creative consultant” on the series. The comedy was inevitably canceled as Butler dealt with substance abuse issues. That story seems familiar when we consider Charlie Sheen’s relatively recent issues with Two and a Half Men, another Chuck Lorre show.

While Sheen moves on to FX, so to does Butler, who is set to play the recurring role of a bartender at a bar/restaurant frequented by Charlie’s character. Anger Management has Sheen playing a former baseball player who’s now a “nontraditional therapist” that specializes in anger management. Also among the cast is Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Michael Arden and Noureen DeWulf.

Anger Management premieres on FX on Thursday, June 28 at 9:00 p.m.
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