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The inevitable has happened–Charlie Sheen is returning to television. After driving us all insane with his “WINNING!!” catch phrase and going on a downward spiral after bring fired from “Two and A Half Men” and doing some weird tour of bad jokes and people walking out of them almost every night, the warlock (yeah, okay) is coming back to our television screens.
In a new press release sent out today, it says that Sheen will star in a new comedy titled “Anger Management” that’s based on the 2003 film of the same name.
Sheen will retain a significant ownership stake in the series inspired by the film, in which a mild-mannered, non-confrontational man is ordered to attend group anger management sessions led by a therapist who could probably use some anger management himself.
“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,” Sheen said. “It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth.”
“We always look for series ideas that are noisy, accessible and relevant,” said Lionsgate’s Kevin Beggs. “Charlie Sheen in Anger Management takes those criteria to a whole new level and we are thrilled to be in business with him, Evolution, Debmar-Mercury and Revolution Studios on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With a star of Charlie’s magnitude, a producer as venerable as Joe Roth and a branded property as compelling as Anger Management, this show has unique upside while still adhering to our disciplined business model.”
Yeah….I thought everyone was over Charlie? Yeah, he was funny on “Two and A Half Men” and all, but eh. I’ll likely skip on watching anything to do with Charlie Sheen and his tiger blood…