Charlie Sheen's New Sitcom Picked Up By FX

October 28, 2011 By:
Charlie Sheen's New Sitcom Picked Up By FX

So back when Charlie Sheen was still crazy he rattled off something about doing a TV version of the 2003 film, "Anger Management." Well, it's actually happening. FX announced that it will air the Anger Management TV series starring Charlie Sheen in the summer of 2012.

The network has ordered 10 episodes and if they do well, they will order 90 more under a special syndication deal like TBS did with Perry's House of Payne and Meet the Browns.

FX has been airing re-runs of Two and A Half Men for the past 14 months and audiences are watching it, which proves that the people want more Sheen. However, the people want bat sh-t insane Charlie, lately he's been normal and sober and just acts like a regular guy. If people want a regular guy they can just watch the news or a youtube video.

Charlie says he's excited for this new project, but thinks he has no experience with "anger management." Riggghhhhttt.

"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," says Sheen.

He's being sarcastic, right? Because I recall Charlie Sheen threatening his ex-wife Brooke Mueller with a knife where she remembers him saying to her, "I will cut your head off, put it in a box and send it to your mom."

So really he's not going to have to act at all.

The show will be executive produced by veteran comedy writer, Bruce Helford who executive produced "The Drew Carey Show."

"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," says John Landgraf, President of FX Networks.

The show is loosely based off the film of the same name that starred Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler. Sheen will play an anger management therapist who needs more counseling than his patients.

Joe Roth produced the original film and says that he has faith that Charlie will carry on the legend well. "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, says Roth.

Is he really the number one comedy star on TV? He's not even on TV currently. Other titles that would be more appropriate for Charlie would be; Most expensive comedy star on TV; Most amount of cocaine in his blood on TV; or Most amount of prostitutes hired by any person on TV.

Here are more quotes from people saying nice things about Charlie.

"The FX brand epitomizes creative excellence and risk-taking combined with entrepreneurial business acumen. Partnering with them on Anger Management is a no-brainer and we are thrilled to bring Charlie Sheen, Bruce Helford and this amazing creative team to the FX family of original series," says Lionsgate Television Group President Kevin Beggs.