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Charlie Sheen, it's time to meet your new leading lady!
Anger Management has found its new female lead in Legally Blonde: The Musical star Laura Bell Bundy, E! News has confirmed. Bundy will play Dr. Jordan, Denby, Charlie's (Sheen) new sex study research partner. Dr. Denby is a brilliant psychologist whose recent divorce, fondness for alcohol and wild mood swings turn Charlie's life into an emotional roller coaster.
Bundy, who was nominated for a Tony award for her performance as Elle Woods, has previously guest-starred on Hart of Dixie and How I Met Your Mother as Robin's (Cobie Smulders) co-anchor/enemy. She replaces Selma Blair, who was fired from the FX series in June after she reportedly complained about Sheen to producers.
The FX series was left looking for a new female lead when the former Two and a Half Men star fired Blair via text message when she complained about his work ethic and tardiness.
After her exit, sources told us that Blair "really had no problem leaving after Charlie flew off the handle and seems to be at peace to be off the show." Blair played Kate, Sheen's character's therapist on the show who was in a "friends with benefits" relationship with him.
It was recently announced that Brian Austin Green will be joining Anger Management as a series regular. His character Sean is Charlie's nemesis who also happens to be the boyfriend of his ex-wife Jen (Shawnee Smith).
In addition to her work on Broadway and TV, Bundy is also a country singer who is currently touring with Rascal Flatts before reporting for work on Anger Management later this week.
Anger Management, which is currently shooting its second season, received a 90-episode order from FX after its first season, but has experienced a decline in the ratings in its sophomore outing.