FX Boss Talks American Horror Story Season 2 and Getting Into Bed With Charlie Sheen

FX president John Landgraf defended his decision to get into business with Charlie Sheen on the upcoming comedy Anger Management (premiering in June), telling reporters at the final day of the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour that he “believes in redemption.”

Landgraf conceded that he “walked into [Sheen’s Anger Management] pitch as skeptical as you might imagine, [but] it was just a really excellent pitch for a comedy series.”

Other highlights from FX’s TCA day:

* Landgraf said Ryan Murphy is actively casting the second season of American Horror Story, adding that “two or three” Season 1 cast members “may be continuing next year, although they would be playing entirely new roles.”

* Regarding the status of the network’s live-action adaptation of Powers starring Jason Patric, Landgraf said he requested “fairly substantial rewrites that would require pretty substantial reshoots” to the pilot and is waiting to see how those tweaks turn out before pulling the trigger on a series order. He called the project “as difficult an adaptation as I ever worked on.”