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Laura Bell Bundy Joins 'Anger Management' As Charlie Sheen's New Leading Lady, Replacing Selma Blair

Charlie Sheen has found his new leading lady.

Tony-nominated actress Laura Bell Bundy has joined the "Anger Management" cast as a new series regular.

The "Legally Blonde: The Musical" star will play Charlie's (Sheen) new sex study research partner, Dr. Jordan Denby, on the FX comedy. In a statement, the cabler describes Bundy's "Anger Management" character as "a brilliant psychologist whose recent divorce, fondness for alcohol and wild mood swings turn Charlie's life into an emotional roller coaster."

After her exit, producers were seeking a "gorgeous, sexy Latina or Caucasian actress in her 30s or 40s" to play a fellow psychiatrist to join the sex study research that Charlie and Blair's character Kate were working on before she left the series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new character was described with the following: "If Charlie and Kate were like Sam and Diane on 'Cheers,' then you are Rebecca. Tough, career driven, neurotic and you wear your heart on your sleeve. And you hate yourself for eventually becoming attracted to Charlie."

"Anger Management" airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on FX.

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