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Laura Bell Bundy joins 'Anger Management'

No longer a singing blond lawyer-in-training, instead, Laura Bell Bundy will be researching human sexuality with Charlie Sheen.

The Tony-nominated actress has joined the cast of FX’s Anger Management as a series regular. As Dr. Jordan Denby, an alcoholic recent divorcee, Bundy will be a source of emotional whiplash in Charlie’s life as the two embark on a sex study.

Bundy originated the role of Elle Woods in Broadway’s Legally Blonde – The Musical and has appeared on TV shows like How I Met Your Mother and Hart of Dixie. She is also a country singer and songwriter, and is currently on tour with Rascal Flatts. She begins shooting Anger Management this week.

'Anger Management' scoop: Charlie Sheen show seeks 'sexy' new co-star who 'hates herself'

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Charlie Sheen’s FX sitcom Anger Management has put out a casting call to replace Selma Blair.

In the listing from the show’s casting director, the character is called “the new doctor” and doesn’t have a name yet. The actress should be “gorgeous” and “sexy” (yes, both, not just one) and in her 30s or 40s. She is preferable Latina or Caucasian, between 5 and 5’6″ (Sheen is 5′ 9″). She’s further described as a “by-the-book psychiatrist” who joins Charlie to co-author the sex study research he and Kate (Blair) were working on before she left the show. READ FULL STORY

'Anger Management': Studio confirms Selma Blair out

As rumors continued to swirl about the tension on the Anger Management set between star Charlie Sheen and co-star Semla Blair, Lionsgate released a statement late Tuesday confirming the actress had departed the FX show.

“We are confirming that Selma Blair will not be returning to Anger Management and we wish her the very best,” the studio said in a brief statement.

News of her exit comes after nearly two days of gossip, stemming from a TMZ report that Sheen wanted Blair off the show. On the show, Blair played Kate, a fellow therapist/”friend with benefits.”

After an initial 10-episode run, the show, which airs on FX, returned in January with the back 90 episodes of its 100-episode order.

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'Anger Management' ratings fall; 'Archer' returns to series high

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Maybe there is some order in the comedy universe?

FX’s cult favorite animated series Archer returned Thursday night to its biggest adult demo rating ever. The spy comedy’s 10 p.m. season four premiere was seen by 1.6 million viewers (its second most-watched telecast of all time) and 1.3 million adults 18-49 (a series high) at 10 p.m. Nice to see this consistently clever show actually gain momentum four years into its run.

Meanwhile, the return of Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management dropped sharply compared to last year’s series debut. The 9 p.m. telecast delivered 1.8 million viewers (903,000 adults 18-49) and the 9:30 p.m. airing had 1.7 million (994,000 in the demo). The premiere was down 67 percent from last summer, which was FX’s biggest series debut ever. Anger Management was definitely expected to come back lower given all the hype surrounding Sheen’s move to cable last year. Plus, the series faced steeper competition last night than it had during the summer. This is still a semi-decent number for an FX comedy. The premiere begins the network’s whopping 90-episode commitment to the show.

Also, the 10:30 p.m. series premiere of FX’s new comedy Legit delivered only 650,000 viewers, shedding the bulk of its Archer lead-in.

Won: Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' gets 90-episode renewal

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Party at Charlie Sheen’s house tonight!

The actor’s comedy series Anger Management was just picked up for a 90-episode renewal, FX announced. “We set a very high ratings bar that included some additional hurdles for Anger Management to earn its back-90 order and the series met and exceed those metrics,” said Chuck Saftler, executive vp of FX.  “Bruce Helford has created a sitcom that works extremely well in our pre-10 p.m. programming lineup. Charlie Sheen and the entire cast did an amazing job in the first ten episodes, which were produced in a very tight window. I have no doubt that the producers and cast will be able to pull off the Herculean task of producing 90 episodes over the next two years.”

Yes, you read that right: Sheen and Co. will have to produce 45 episodes per year. (Hmm, if only there was some kind of substance Sheen could take that would give him a lot of energy and focus…) READ FULL STORY

'Anger Management' renewal 'very likely'; Martin Sheen to join full time

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In the 100-episode dash of FX’s Anger Management, Charlie Sheen is clearing the ratings hurdles.

FX president and general manager John Landgraf says the new comedy series is exceeding the undisclosed ratings threshold required to pick up the show. FX had agreed to order 90 more episodes of the series if the show cleared a certain audience level. According to data for the first six episodes, Sheen is on target to stay on FX for a long time.

“We won’t make a decision on the 90 episodes until all 10 have aired but the series up until now has given us every indication [that it will return],” Landgraf told critics at the TCA press tour in Beverly Hills on Saturday. READ FULL STORY

'Anger Management' week 2 ratings: Charlie Sheen drops

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Everybody expected the ratings for Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management to go down in week 2.

The question was: By how much?

Last week’s Biggest FX Premiere Ever saw the newbie comedy deliver 5.5 million and 5.7 million viewers, respectively, for its back-to-back debut episodes. Thursday night’s followup delivered 3.4 million viewers and 1.7 million adults 18-49.

That’s down 38 percent in viewers and 35 percent in the demo (with a repeat of last week’s Anger Management doing a  solid 2.2 million). READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen's a train wreck in new 'Anger Management' teaser -- VIDEO

Even a high-speed collision with a mighty locomotive can’t stop Charlie Sheen, who’s set to return to TV this June on FX’s Anger Management. The second teaser for his new series pokes fun at Sheen’s storied reputation by showing Sheen walking away from a literal train wreck unscathed — then saying, with a smirk, “Come on. Everyone deserves a 24th chance.”

This is the second Anger Management teaser that neglects to include footage from the show itself. FX’s decision to advertise its sitcom this way is a little curious, considering how well Anger tested in a preview screening. Then again, Sheen’s fans likely don’t care about the details of his next series — they just want to see Charlie being Charlie. And on that end, FX’s teasers deliver. Judge for yourself by watching the clip below.

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'Anger Management' scoop: Audience test scores for Charlie Sheen show are in!

If FX was mildly nervous that Charlie Sheen’s public persona may affect his chances for a comeback, this information should come as a huge relief: EW has learned that test audiences who saw the pilot of his new comedy Anger Management recently were both pleased with his new half-hour comedy and eager to see the 46-year-old actor succeed in a new series.

The majority of men and women who attended a screening of the half-hour comedy in California’s San Fernando Valley last week rated the multi-camera pilot favorably, while over 80 percent gave Sheen an enthusiastic thumbs-up for his performance as an unorthodox therapist, according to one well-placed source. The pilot that also features the comeback of Brett Butler as a bartender played even better among women in the 18-34 and 18-49 demographic. READ FULL STORY

Denise Richards heads to 'Anger Management'

Charlie Sheen is reuniting with ex-wife Denise Richards — on the small screen.

Sheen has tapped his former spouse for a guest spot on his forthcoming FX show, Anger Management, EW has confirmed.

Richards will play the new business partner of Sheen’s character’s ex, Jennifer (Shawnee Smith). TVLine first reported the news.

Anger Management, which released its first promotional spot earlier today, is set to debut June 28.

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He's baaaaaack! First teaser for Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' drops -- VIDEO

The jury’s still out on whether Charlie Sheen’s return to primetime will live up to the hype, but from the look of devilish glee on his face in Anger Management‘s first teaser, it’s safe to say Sheen thinks it will. The short-and-sweet promo riffs on the death of Two and a Half Men‘s Charlie Harper and rebirth of Charlie Goodson. Could it be a slight jab at Men‘s decision to get one last gasp out of Charlie by hiring Oscar-winner Kathy Bates to play his ghost? Or is Charlie Sheen just a seriously weird and morbid dude? Judge for yourself below. READ FULL STORY

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