Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ Officially Picked Up for 90 Episodes

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No matter what life throws at him, Charlie Sheen continues to “win.” After being booted from Two and a Half Men last year (and the resulting violent demise of his character), Sheen emerged from the ashes of that show with the premiere of FX’s Anger Management.

Based on the 2003 Adam Sandler film, the series debuted to record viewership, leading many to speculate about its anticipated pickup for more episodes. Now word has arrived that Anger Management has officially been renewed for a staggering 90 additional episodes.

The series, which averages a total of 4.5 million viewers, landed the deal after hitting an unidentified ratings goal. The new contract specifies that these additional shows must be completed by September 2014, and Martin Sheen will continue to appear as the main character’s father on a recurring basis.

Including the ten episodes that have already aired, Anger Management is destined to hit the magical 100-episode milestone – which typically signals a series has syndication legs – within just two years. This is likely FX’s endgame, as the network already airs copious reruns of its other original series as well as other hit shows, including (not coincidentally) Two and a Half Men.

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With strong ratings and a star who’s always in the news, Anger Management need only keep the new episodes coming to turn a profit for its network. Sheen isn’t known for being the most reliable performer when it comes to his television series (and has already stated that Anger Management would be his last show). So FX’s goal to bag as many episodes as possible while they have him under contract is probably a smart business move.

However, it’s also something of a gamble. If, for whatever reason, the show’s audience plunges sooner rather than later, FX could end up with dozens of produced episodes of a show that no one is watching. Still, if there’s one thing we know, it’s that you should never count out the self-proclaimed “warlock.”

Do you watch Anger Management, Screen Rant readers? Will you stick it out through the rest of the series run? Let us know in the comments.

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Source: IndieWire

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  1. 90 epidsodes? Thats a hell of a re-up. Unprecented. Is the show any good?

  2. as long as it continues to be awesome then hell es i will watch it

  3. This show is f’n hilarious! Nobody can touch Sheen’s delivery. For me this show is as funny as Archer. With Sheen it would be enough, but luckily for him he’s got Selma Blair to work with (if you didn’t know she was funny then watch her in The Sweetest Thing), Barry Corbin from Northern Exposure (if you didn’t see that show, then you probably saw him in the Dukes of Hazzard film, he was the father using the ‘Whammy Shells’), and Michael Boatman from Spin City. I have yet to see Martin Sheen on the show, but I’m looking extremely forward to it.

  4. I still need to see the first season. 90 eps?? Dam sheen is still winninn!! Maybe john cryer can guest star on it after 2.5men is done

  5. The show start in a couple weeks here… can’t wait to see it!

    • Hope you enjoy it.

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  7. In your face Chuck Lorre!

  8. HOW can this show be renewed when its viewership is so s***. I watched the first 9 episodes and then just gave up all hope for this pathetic show. The ONLY funny scene was the opening scene in the Pilot where Sheen is sticking it to CBS, other than that this show has HORRIBLE acting and even worse dialogue. I’m all for watching a something with Charlie Sheen but this show is just plain bad which is sad because I was really looking forward to it. If you want to watch a sitcom thats ‘actually’ funny watch Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls or Mike & Molly. Seriously just don’t watch this crap!

    • This show is complete horse manure…I loved 2.5 men but this stuff is simply garbage. It’s total junk. It’s a depressing waste of time and talent. It’s terrible. And if you like it…you know you are completely without any taste, descernment and intelligence. Good luck!

  9. I have not watched the show,
    But I hope it goes the way Charlie wants it to.
    I hope we see him on the big screen again one day .

  10. After stop watching taahm I’ll gave this show a try just to see how it turns out and it’s really hilarious. Didn’t thought the concept worked but it it does, great show worth watching (and the prison sessions are a must see)

  11. AWESOME SHOW WITH GREAT ACTING AND FUNNY JOKES.
    CHARLIE SHEEN IS FANTASTIC !!!!

  12. love the show, charlie is grate hope to see more of him……..

  13. I’m still blown away bye this.
    90 episodes! Wow!!!
    Even some of the best shows ever don’t hit that 100 episode mark. Especially on cable where seasons usually run 10-13 episodes. So we are looking at another 7 seasons of this show at minimum.
    But hey, good for Sheen. This guy can’t seem to loose no matter what obsticals are thrown his way or he creates himself. Once again he seems to get the last laugh.

  14. 90 EPISODES???? This is not only unprecedented it smells funny. I don’t care how hot your show is you don’t re-up a show for 90 episodes in 2 years.

    Look at it this way, while more and more shows and networks appear to be going for shorter seasons (soon the 12 episode series will be the norm) or just opting for the dirt cheap reality TV crap, FOX is re-uping this new show for 90 more episodes. Something fishy about this and we will probbaly have to wait a year or 2 before we can see the why behind this.

    • Nothing fishy. Sheen and his agents just made a really good deal based around his potential star power draw. Lets face it, if Sheen had not have gotten booted from 2 1/2 Men, that show would have kept going until they all got bored (not that the new and “improved” cast can’t manage that but it’s not nearly the slam dunk Sheen would have made it)

      I RDJ and his team can broker a deal where he earned 50 mil off of Avengers, why is this so far fetched?

  15. When Charlie left Two n Half I stopped watching and followed him to Anger Management. I watched first two shows and convinced myself Ashton is no ways near the class of Charlie. Charlie is a legend PERIOD