Charlie Sheen is hoping to come back to television next summer with his new sitcom airing on FX called “Anger Management.” This new show is loosely based on the Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson movie in 2003 with the same name about a troubled therapist who disrupts his patients’ lives.
After sealing the deal about the new sitcom, Sheen said:
“I chose ‘Anger Management’ because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept.”
FX ordered 10 episodes of Charlie Sheen’s “Anger Management” to begin with and if it does well, they plan to add another 90 episodes. The production will start early next year and will air in the beginning of summer of 2012. FX Networks says that Sheen’s new show will air at the same time as his old one.
John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Networks, said in a statement:
“We think that Bruce Helford, Joe Roth and Charlie Sheen have come up with a wonderful, hilarious vehicle for Charlie’s acting talents and a character we are very much looking forward to seeing him play.”
Charlie Sheen was fired from CBS with his “Two and a Half Men” series because of hsi personal and public partying lifestyle. With the “Anger Management” sitcom, Charlie Sheen will have ownership and “a certain amount of creative control.”
Time reported about the Sheen and Warner Television disput:
“Warner said last month it had reached a settlement in the $100 million wrongful termination lawsuit Sheen had brought over his dismissal. During his bitter public spat with the studio, Sheen became known for pronouncements including “winning!” and that he had “tiger blood.”
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