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Brian Austin Green’s recent series, Wedding Band, may have gotten cancelled after just one season on TBS, but the former Beverly Hills, 90210 actor has greener pastures on the horizon. On Thursday, it was announced that the longtime actor has been upgraded on FX’s hit comedy, Anger Management, to a regular role.
If you’ve been keeping up with FX’s comedy series at all, you may recognize that Green has popped up in the series several times in the past. He first appeared as Sean, Charlie Goodson’s foil and boyfriend to Charlie’s ex-wife, in the series premiere and later popped up in two more episodes playing the same character. Apparently viewers (or at least the writers) liked the character enough to bring Sean back for more.
His new, extended status on the series may have something to do with the recent exit of Selma Blair, who had a prominent role on the program playing Dr. Kate Wales, Charlie’s therapist and occasional sexual partner. Earlier this month, reports from the set indicated the two actors were having trouble getting along, with Blair reportedly getting angry about Sheen’s work ethic and Sheen believing Blair was a menace on set. That’s a classic case of mutual on set hate, and this swiftly led to Blair’s firing, reportedly via text message by Sheen. With the series down such a prominent player, some major changes will need to be made to fill the niche Blair’s character has left. In order to cover the gap, Green will take on a more prominent role in the series. Additionally, a second big change is expected to be made.
According to Deadline, Anger Management is looking to add a new “sexy” role to the series, and casting is currently underway to find a female who will fit those specifications. In Hollywood, that shouldn’t be particularly difficult.
Green is probably most recently famous for wifing Megan Fox, but he has had a few big roles of the last several years, including the aforementioned Wedding Band, as well as gigs on Desperate Housewives and The Sarah Connor Chronicles. He also happens to be a really fun late night interview. Hopefully, he’ll be a draw for Anger Management. After all, if he does well as a series regular, he should have the gig for a while. Anger Management has been airing episodes since January; however, this means the show is only thirty-something episodes into its 100 episode run, which could prove to be a nice paycheck for Green.
You can catch new episodes of Anger Management every Thursday night on FX at 9:30 p.m. ET. FX’s parent network, Fox, also aired the series this month and I wouldn’t be surprised if more episodes popped up on network TV later this summer.