Just when many believed Charlie Sheen’s new show would have a shaky fate, Anger Management has been reportedly confirmed to run on FX. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comeback comedy starring the 46-year-old actor will air in summer 2012. Two weeks were spent pitching the comedy to a series of cable networks, three of which sources close to the website say bid on it.
The show is based on the 2003 film of the same title, which starred Adam Sandler as a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger management program and guided by an unstable therapist counselor (played by Jack Nicholson).
According to EW, FX has ordered 10 episodes of Sheen’s Anger Management and, should this batch earn a specified rating, there will be 90 more episodes ordered. That’s a whole lot of Sheen! A press release issued yesterday stated that the actor of Spanish descent “will retain a significant ownership stake in the series inspired by the film.”
There’s still a lot of work to be done before the series airs – such as actually writing the script and picking the cast. But, according to Us Magazine, there are plenty of people on board the project, such as show runner Bruce Helford and producers Sheen, Sheen's manager Mark Burg, and Joe Roth.