FX have purchased the rights to air Charlie Sheen‘s upcoming sitcom, ‘Anger Management’.
The network ordered 10 episodes of the series to start, with a view to renewing the show if it performs well on the network.
Speaking of the order, FX President John Landgraf said: “We think that they’ve 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.
“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.”
FX recently picked up the rights to air re-runs of past ‘Two and a Half Men’ episodes, which have been rating well on the network, which is best know for its range of original series, including ‘Louis’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, and ‘Sons of Anarchy’.
Loosely based on the 2003 film of the same name starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson; ‘Anger Management’ will follow Charlie Sheen as he plays a therapist who, much like Nicholson’s character in the movie, struggles with anger management issues himself.
Since being fired from ‘Two and a Half Men’ after a heated argument with show producer Chuck Lorre, Sheen has gone on to make a range of television appearances, including a comedy roast, which aired right before ‘Two and a Half Men’ resumed with Ashton Kutcher in Sheen’s place.
‘Anger Management’ will begin airing on FX next summer.