‘Anger Management’ 90-Episode Pickup Likely; Martin Sheen Joins Cast

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Though it has yet to officially happen, FX president John Landgraf has hinted that they’ll be picking up Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management for an additional 90-episodes, after the series exceeded its contractual ratings threshold.

Speaking with the press at the Television Critics Association press tour, Landgraf revealed that episodes 3 – 6 of Sheen’s new series have surpassed the ratings threshold needed to receive the substantial pickup. Waiting until after the tenth episode has aired to make the official announcement, Sheen’s return to television can certainly be called a success – for both the actor and FX.

For those unfamiliar with Sheen’s contract, the famed actor took note of Tyler Perry’s lucrative deals with TBS: an initial 10-episode order with a guaranteed 90-episodes, if certain ratings requirements were met. Considering there’s no lack of Perry’s content on TBS, Sheen certainly took notice – though many were unsure if the one-time Two and a Half Men actor would be able to hit that mark.

Known for making some of the best decisions in the industry, FX’s deal with Sheen had many others taking notice. Seeing how Anger Management doesn’t necessarily fit within FX’s primetime programming block, many thought Landgraf had set the ratings mark Sheen needed to reach exceptionally high.  Being able to make use of the audience that Sheen can bring to any network, it was essentially a win-win contractual agreement for the network, no matter what the outcome.

Now, with Anger Management hitting those (perhaps not so lofty) ratings goals – likely around 2.2-2.3 million an episode – FX has the ability to instantly turn one of their series into something that’s able to be syndicated, thus providing a substantial financial profit for the network – much of which will allow it to continue to make the wonderful programming it has been for some time now.

martin sheen anger management Anger Management 90 Episode Pickup Likely; Martin Sheen Joins Cast

With 90-episodes set to begin production over the course of two to three years, Anger Management certainly could use some added support to its already stellar cast. Fortunately, that’s exactly what they’re getting, as Martin Sheen will be joining the cast.

Joining his son in a reoccurring role, Martin Sheen will be playing Charlie’s father on the series – certainly not a stretch for the legendary actor. Set to make his first appearance in the August 16th episode of the series, it is not yet know how many total episodes the elder Sheen will be appearing in.

However, with a 90-episode order currently in the works, hopefully Martin Sheen will be appearing throughout the entirety of the upcoming Anger Management run. Because while Charlie Sheen may have reached all ratings marks, having an onscreen father/son reunion will likely only boost the numbers.

Anger Management airs Thursdays @9:30pm on FX

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  1. I like the show. I don’t think that it is funnier than 2 and a half men before charlie sheen left the show (altho much funnier than the Kutcher take), I do think that it is a better start than Two and a Half Men had; those first few episodes were pretty weak and dry.

    This show has some kick and I think we just need to get used to the characters some more.
    I would have liked to see Charlie have another brother on the show or perhaps a trampy younger sister. But I think the addition of Martin Sheen as his on screen father will branch out the show into Charlie’s (the character not actor) personal family life making it more identifiable to the audience.

  2. The first couple of episodes were kind of dry but since then the show has gradually been picking up and I am enjoying it a lot now. Every show has to find their legs and this show is starting to come into its own. Adding Martin is a bonus and should be a lot of fun with the father/son chemistry. Agree with the above comment also on they should give Charlie a brother or a trampy younger sister. Do that and this show will have a long sucessful run. Looking forward to a few more years of Charlie on tv. He is definitely going to stick it Chuck Lorrie. Two and a Half Men sucks now with Ashton.

    • Took the words out of my mouth. Would be great to have all three playing their RL roles.

  3. IMO, this show hit its stride no more than two steps out of the gate. It’s HILLARIOUS!!! I don’t remember the last time I saw a cast click so quickly! I particularly love the ‘Old Soldier’ and the ‘Angry Girl’! I think Sheen has once again captured lightning in a bottle!

  4. We bailed after the mediocre first episode. Sheen was okay but the writing was average. A shame they didn’t continue the edginess and inventiveness of his previous series.

  5. Me encanta Charlie Sheen, y verlo trabajar junto con Martin Sheen va a ser fabuloso.

  6. GOOD FOR CHARLIE!!! I think he has done an excellent job of overcoming a lot of adversity. The show is great and I think will become even more popular as we get used to seeing Charlie in a different type of role. I accidentally made the mistake of watching the newly revamped 2 1/2 men for about 10 minutes once waiting for Mike and Molly to come on and almost fell asleep. From what I saw it is no longer the same show. Also, is it just me or does anyone else find it odd that the new 2 1/2 men moved to Thursday? My feeling is that even if they are in the same time slot Anger Management would way surpass that show. Charlie is great and I say way to go Charlie, cast and network for giving us something enjoyable to watch. Keep up the great work!

  7. YES, Anger Management got picked up for 90 more episodes… now it’s time for FX to pick up “The REALITY of Anger Management” a really awesome new show 😉

  8. Looking forward to the new fall episodes, was hoping FX would show reruns in the meantime … Surprised that they are running Ashton Era episodes of 2 1/2 Men in it’s absence, instead of the CS version.

  9. Does Ryan styles appear anger management