The production company, Lionsgate, has now had to push back the wrap date beyond what was originally planned and a stand for Sheen has been used in a few scenes, a source told THR, with another source saying the cast is threatening to stop work if the absences continue.
Sheen's rep is denying Anger Management ever had to resort to using a stand in and insisted the reason the show didn't film last week was because another actor was ill.
There's a lot of money riding on Anger Management shooting its planned 100 episodes. Based on Sheen's worldwide recognition, the show is expected to generate between $350 and $500 million in revenue from syndication sales.
It still has about one-third of those episodes left to produce.