FX comedy Anger Management has had a rough go of it lately. The sitcom marked Charlie Sheen's triumphant return to television after very public battles with producer Chuck Lorre got him booted from the cast of CBS' 'Two and a Half Men'. The initial ten episode season did quite well, triggering an automatic pick-up of 90 additional episodes by the network. Unfortunately, season two has seen ratings dip to the point that the series was shipped off to FOX in order to gain more exposure. Things aren't about to get any better for the struggling comedy, if a recent report by TMZ is to be believed.
Selma Blair, who portrays Sheen's love interest on the show, is apparently none too happy with her co-star's work habits. She's so unhappy in fact, that the report claims she went to 'Anger Management' executives to voice her concerns. Blair's complaints are that Sheen is constantly late and has a poor work ethic in general. Word evidently got around to Sheen himself, who wasn't pleased, and that's putting it mildly.
Charlie (who is also an executive producer on the series) is said to have fired the actress outright, and insisted to 'Anger Management' brass that they give him their full support in his decision. The bad blood is so strong that Sheen allegedly threatened to stop production if Blair showed up to set yesterday. No confirmation is yet available as to whether that ended up happening. For their part, FX is hoping the whole thing blows over and both actors return to work.
Do you think Blair was right to complain about Sheen? Did he overreact? Or is this a case of an on-set disagreement simply being overblown by the media?