Charlie Sheen's New Sitcom Acquired By FX
It's official: Charlie Sheen is returning to television. Only this time, it's basic cable. FX announced today that it is buying Sheen's new sitcom, Anger Management, which is loosely based on the 2003 movie that starred Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. The show, to be written and produced by veteran comedy writer Bruce Helford (The Drew Carey Show), will premiere next summer, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Home to hit shows like Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story, FX also regularly shows reruns of Sheen's work on Two and a Half Men. “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,” John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX, said in a statement. “Two and a Half Men has been an outstanding component of FX’s schedule for the past 14 months, and we have every confidence that Anger Management will soon be as well.”
Sheen made the announcement to do Anger Management in July. “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,” he said at the time. “It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth.”
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