FX Acquires Charlie Sheen's Comeback Vehicle, Anger Management – Will You Watch?
The cabler has ordered 10 episodes of the sitcom, loosely based on the Joe Roth-produced 2003 feature starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, to premiere in summer 2012. As previously reported, comedy vet Bruce Helford (George Lopez, The Drew Carey Show) will serve as showrunner.
“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,” said FX prez John Landgraf. “Two and a Half Men [reruns have] 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.”
Over the summer, Sheen said he chose to follow up his rocky run on Two and a Half Men with Anger Management because of both the “great concept” and the opportunity to have “real ownership in the series” and “a certain amount of creative control.”
There’s no word if Sheen’s contract included a morality clause. Our guess is it did.