Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' makes the rounds; Carla Gugino joins 'Justified'
- Charlie Sheen has been making the rounds pitching his sitcom project "Anger Management," taking meetings with several broadcast networks (reportedly ABC, FOX and NBC) along with cable channels, USA, FX, Comedy Central and TV Land, plus Netflix. Cable seems a more likely home because the production model for Debmar-Mercury, which is backing the show, calls for a 10-episode test run, followed by a much heftier (up to 90 episodes) order if the show hits a specified ratings target. Sheen has reportedly been "buttoned up and passionate" in the meetings. [ Deadline]
- Carla Gugino has joined the cast of "Justified" in a recurring role. She'll play an assistant director of the U.S. Marshals Service named Karen Goodall -- not Karen Sisco, the role she played in ABC's short-lived series (based on another Elmore Leonard story, "Out of Sight") in 2003. Unless Karen got married. ... At any rate, the character has a history with Raylan Givens ( Timothy Olyphant). [ TVLine]
- A&E has picked up its Florida-set crime show "The Glades" for a third season. The series is coming off a solid second season in which it averaged 3.9 million viewers and grew its adults 18-49 ratings by 12 percent over Season 1. Season 3 will debut next summer. [ A&E]
- "CSI" has added a pair of guest stars for later this season. Annabeth Gish ("Pretty Little Liars," "The X Files") will appear in three episodes as an old friend of Catherine's ( Marg Helgenberger) whose husband is under investigation, and in a separate arc Matt Lauria ("Friday Night Lights," "The Chicago Code") will play an FBI agent who works/clashes with the CSI team. [ EW/ TVLine]
- Judy Greer's run on "Two and a Half Men" is coming to an end soon, but she's got another project in the works. She'll star in and produce a comedy for ABC that's loosely based on her own life, about a woman who moves from L.A. to a smaller town for a guy and finds herself raising the man's stepkids. [ Deadline]
- You may be seeing more of Vinny Guadagnino on "90210." The "Jersey Shore" star tells us that he's in talks to make a second appearance on The CW show; his first airs in November.