Brett Butler

Brett Butler has joined the cast of Charlie Sheen's FX series Anger Management, Deadline reports.

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Loosely based on the eponymous film, Anger Management stars Sheen as Charlie, a former baseball player, and Selma Blair as his therapist. Butler will recur as the bartender at Charlie's local hangout.

Ironically, Butler and Sheen are both alums of Chuck Lorre series that were affected by their respective star's trouble with substance abuse. Sheen was famously ousted from Two and a Half Men, while Butler starred on Grace Under Fire, which was abruptly canceled by ABC because of Butler's personal struggles.

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"Brett is a great comedic voice and Charlie and I thought she'd be strong in that role," Anger Management showrunner Bruce Helford said. "Besides the obvious irony of her being in one of Chuck's show's too.

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