June 19, 2013 01:34:44 GMT
Lionsgate confirms that the Kate Wales depicter won't be returning to the sitcom after it was reported that she and Sheen were involved in a 'heated battle' on set.
Selma Blair has become the casualty in a rift between her and her "Anger Management" co-star, Charlie Sheen. Following reports that he wanted to fire her, Lionsgate has released a statement to announce the actress' departure from the show.
"We are confirming that Selma Blair will not be returning to 'Anger Management'," so states the company, which produces the FX sitcom, without mentioning the cause of her exit. "We wish her the very best."
Previously, sources said things had "gotten ugly" between Blair and Sheen after he learned that she complained to the show's executives about his poor work ethic. The actor was said threatening to quit if Blair wasn't fired.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the show may likely add a new series regular to fill in the void left by Blair. It's unclear if the new actress will take over Blair's role as Dr. Kate Wales, Charlie's therapist and friend with benefits, or if the character will be nixed.
Blair's departure won't impact production of the comedy series, which is roughly a third of the way through its 90-episode order.