EXCLUSIVE: Actor/singer Michael Arden (Source Code), known mostly for his work on stage, has landed a regular role on Charlie Sheen’s comedy series Anger Management. On the series, which has an initial 10-episode order from FX, Sheen portrays Charlie, a former baseball player with anger issues who winds up as an unconventional anger management therapist. Arden, repped by Gersh and Principal Entertainment, will play Patrick, one of the members of his therapy group. He joins Sheen, Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith and Noureen DeWulf.
Newcomer Echo Kellum has been cast in Fox’s comedy Ben Fox Is My Manny, about Kate, a single mother whose brother Ben who moves in with her to help her raise her young daughter (Maggie Jones). Kellum, repped by TalentWorks and Odenkirk Provissiero, will play Tommy, Ben’s longtime friend and partner in crime in all things ridiculous who has fallen hard for Kate but she doesn’t return the sentiment.