Former "Grace Under Fire" star Brett Butler continues to line up gigs as she marks more than a decade of sobriety with a return to regular TV work, EW.com’s Inside TV reports.
Butler hasn’t worked much since “Grace Under Fire” shut down after five seasons in 1998. But she recently wrapped production on season one of FX’s new Charlie Sheen sitcom “Anger Management,” and she has already booked a follow-up guest role on the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” the story reports.
As previously reported, Butler’s ABC comedy was pulled from television as the actress struggled with addition to painkillers. Butler eventually moved to a farm in Georgia, and she has now been sober for 13 years.
Her story has some parallels to the path Sheen has been on, including their involvement with Chuck Lorre — the creator of both “Grace Under Fire” and Sheen’s former show “Two and a Half Men.”
Butler will guest star as Beth the neighbor on "The Young and the Restless," the story says. Her episodes, taped this week, will air June 12 and 14.
In "Anger Management," Butler plays Brett, a bartender who’s a former stripper and a friend of Charlie Sheen’s character. The show will debut June 28 as part of a new FX comedy block.