FX, a sub channel of the Fox corporation, will be featuring a new Charlie Sheen comedy next summer. "Anger Management" will star Sheen as a anger management therapist who drives his patients crazy due to his 'particular' ways of helping them deal with their lives. Sound familiar? The sitcom is actually adapted from a movie of the same name starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler.
The president of FX, John Landgraf, exclaims that, "We think [the producers] and Charlie Sheen have come up with a wonderful and hilarious vehicle for Charlie's acting talent. This a character we are very much looking forward to seeing him play." Landgraf continued by saying how successful "Two and Half Men" has been for the network and how they hope that "Anger Management" will bring the same results.
If FX is right abut the success of "Anger Management," then they plan on picking up the show for a total of 100 episodes. This is the number that will garner the sitcom syndication status in 2014. Marcus and Bernstein claim that the combination of power players involved with the show along with the success of FX will make the show a true winner with audiences.
Charlie Sheen has been pushing for the sitcom for some months now. He finally got the green light from the FX Networks who ordered 10 episodes. Joining the project is Bruce Helford, who will produce, along with Joe Roth and, of course, Charlie Sheen, who will also star in the main role. Charlie has had many experiences in front of the camera including 40 movies and shows like "Spin City" and "Two and Half Men."
Joe Roth has worked with Sheen before in major movie productions and he is looking forward to this project. Roth says that, "I have been fortunate to work with Charlie Sheen on six hit films. Now to have Charlie, the number one comedy star on TV, doing 'Anger Management,' feels like a perfect fit. I could not be happier than being back at Fox."
Despite his setbacks from earlier this year, Sheen seems to be doing well. However, Charlie has had volatile views concerning the continuation of his previous show, "Two and a Half Men," that had given him a combination of Emmy and Golden Globe nominations during his 7 year role. During the Emmy's this year, Sheen wished the show good luck and hopes that cast and crew would forgive him for his previous actions. However, he has recently been saying that he is not at all thrilled with how the show has been handled. "Two and Half Men" now stars Ashton Kutcher under the premise of Sheen being killed off.
Now that he is a free man in terms of obligations, Sheen can say whatever he wants since his lawsuits with Warner Brothers and Chuck Lorre have been dismissed. Let us just hope that this new sitcom, "Anger Management," keeps Sheen on his toes and ready to work when production starts in early 2012.