For those of you who were wondering where Charlie Sheen and his career were going to go post media meltdown and 'Two and a Half Men" firing, FX provides the perfect answer, “Anger Management.”
Access Hollywood host Billy Bush sat down with Sheen as he reflected on past… antics? And in light of his new show, they discuss why he thinks it is that he’s been permitted so many comebacks in the industry.
Charlie waxes about the importance of owning up to past missteps. And at one point offers up a response that reminds us why we’ll always love him.
“I just don’t feel like I’ve done anything that was that bad. I was hurting myself, mostly… So I wasn’t begging to be let back into the party covered in somebody else’s blood.”
See, even when he’s grounded, he’s still a bit nuts. And it works for him.
Recognizing what makes Charlie, Charlie, FX is about to cash in on that with a concept for a dramatic series fueled by an amazing display of a sense of humor rife with self-awareness and depreciation.
According to their website, “In Anger Management, Sheen stars as "Charlie," a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management…. He has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patients each week, as well as performing pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison.”
We can’t wait. Seriously.
As for his personal life, he closes the interview assuring us that him and what Access Hollywood refers to as his “brand,” are coming back to a “place that’s a little more recognizable, a little more understandable, a little more terrestrially grounded.”
Does that mean, less fun at parties? We hope not. But sincerely, thanks for being you Charlie, for better or for worse.
“Anger Management” will premier on FX Thursday June 28.