Brett Butler Joins 'Anger Management' And More Casting News
Brett Butler is entering "Anger Management." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Grace Under Fire" star will recur on Charlie Sheen's new sitcom as Brett, the bartender at the local bar/restaurant Sheen's character frequents.
Butler, like Sheen, starred in a Chuck Lorre sitcom -- from 1993-1998, Butler starred in ABC's "Grace Under Fire" -- and clashed with the creator. Lorre was removed from the series, but the show was canceled as Butler dealt with an addiction to painkillers. In 2005 Butler appeared in an episode of "My Name Is Earl," but her series TV work has been limited since "Grace" ended.
Selma Blair and Shawnee Smith also star in "Anger Management." Sheen plays a former baseball player who becomes a therapist who specializes in anger management.
In other casting news ...
"Twilight" actress Ashley Greene has joined the cast of ABC's "Americana." Greene, who appeared in several episodes of "Pan Am," will play Alice, a new designer who joins Robert Soulter's (Anthony LaPaglia) legendary fashion house. [THR]
Mira Sorvino has officially signed on the dotted line for "Trooper." The Oscar winner will play a New York State Trooper in the procedural from Jerry Bruckheimer. [EW]
Adam Arkin is heading to "Justified." Arkin will appear in two episodes as Theo Tonin, the head of the Detroit mafia. [EW]
Leonard Nimoy is coming out of retirement for "The Big Bang Theory" ... sort of. Nimoy's voice will be heard in an upcoming episode of the CBS drama. [TVLine]