Charlie Sheen’s New TV Series Based On ‘Anger Management’

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After months of whispers that Charlie Sheen is creating a new TV series, we now know that Sheen’s next foray into television will be based on the 2003 comedy (was it?) Anger Management, which starred Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson.

The series – which has no network commitment, but is close to signing a production deal with Lionsgate – will follow Sheen in the Jack Nicholson role as the unconventional therapist. It is not yet known if the name will be the same, but the character’s background story will be different.

In Sheen’s iteration, he will be playing a former athlete we obtains his master’s degree in social work during the offseason. Proving the salaries of athletes past their glory are on the decline, the character will become a counselor to defendants in the criminal justice system who are suffering from anger management problems. Combine that with the anger issues that Sheen’s character will already have, and you have the makings for comedy gold – at least that’s what Sheen is hoping for.

Following Sheen’s tumultuous relationship and subsequent fallout with Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, everyone’s favorite winning warlock is turning to familiar friends for this television adaptation.

In this instance, that familiar friend happens to be veteran producer Joe Roth. Roth, who has worked with Sheen on Major League, The Three Musketeers and Young Guns, owns the rights to the “Anger Management” name and film screenplay and will serve as a producer on the series, along with Sheen.

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Even though a production deal with Lionsgate is close to being finalized for the Tiger Blood-sponsored new series, no network has committed to airing the show. It was rumored that Sheen had, at one time, been talking to TBS and HBO, although both have denied those rumors.

Whether or not you’re a fan of Charlie Sheen, he’s proven that he can bring in the ratings. Despite the fact that this potential ratings draw will certainly depend the quality of the series, there’s no doubt that it will eventually find a home on one of the many networks.

While it’s hard to say whether a television series based on a barely acceptable comedy movie from 8 years ago will be, as the warlocks say, “Winning!” one has to admit that level of rational acceptability for this series appears quite high with Sheen’s involvement. The notion of Sheen yelling at inmates brings a chuckle – like the legendary lettuce enthusiast from HBO’s Scared Straight documentary that Chris Rock famously joked about.

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Expect additional news on Charlie Sheen’s new series based on Anger Management in the coming weeks

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  1. Looks real interesting … looking forward to seeing it! :)

  2. Awesome

  3. I have to admit, this show seems like it definitely could work for Sheen. And it’s a good premise for a TV comedy, as well.

  4. I got a good feeling about this! :)

  5. I too think this will be outstanding!!! No matter your opinion of Sheen he is freaking hysterical and Two and a half has no interest to me without him!!! This seems like a perfect fit for his dark comedy side and off color comments!!! Woot Woot for him kicking it into overdrive :D

  6. This will never work. Nicholson’s character wasn’t named Charlie.

    • That is why it says based

  7. While I do think that Sheen was a bit extreme with some of his most recent actions, I still have to say that he cracks me up. I think that “Men” will premiere strong but ultimately lose most of it’s audience as the season progresses.

    As for this new show with Sheen, give this character on the show a bunch money, a nice house, and make him an older ladies man and you pretty much have a revamped version of “Men”. I think that it will be very, VERY funny watching Sheen (of all people) giving others advice. Also remember that in “Men” Sheen’s character was really the focus of the show and his job really was quite irrelevant so I can see that happening here as well.

    My only hope is that lands on a primetime network like NBC, FOX, or CW (I know CBS prob would not extend and offer or would they?)
    Give the guy some good exposure and his show will take off.

    As for “Men” I sincerely hope that the show crashes and that Lorre loses a ton of money

  8. I doubt it…Ok…Even if he could make the Nicolson’s part his own then what’s the series? This premis was good for one or two movies, but would stale really quick beyond that…..Hell….They should come up with a sitcom where he can play a burnt out actor who becomes a producer or an acting coach…The producer I think he’d enjoy the hell out of socking it to his former bosses every chance he got…But as an acting coach he’d probably be more in a mode not too far removed from Charlie Harper…

  9. Charlie Sheen needs to go away for a long time.

  10. In Sheen’s iteration, he will be playing a former athlete we obtains his master’s degree in social work during the offseason.

    I do not mean to be a dick or anything but that typo stands out to me seeing how i am kinda sleepy…anyway i will defiently not watch it for i have had enough of him for now but i would jump on something if all the sheen’s would make a tv show or at least the brothers.

    peace and love

  11. A holiday movie with all the Sheens that’s really a critical test could help his image. Think: bitter, middle-aged man wants to ban selling/ disposing of Christmas trees til he meets the woman of his dreams AND suing him. Ahh, but she’s a lesbian and her lover is even hotter. (Do we even know why jesus came to california in the first place? Religion kills. Murder-In-Progress for the masses.) I like movies that pile on all of societies ills and then worm outta them spouting queasy, romantic ideals. Make$ good $ense. Only don’t hire professionals. Don’t hire anybody. Make it for fun and premeire it for the Web. The first microarchipelago production.

  12. CHARLIE SHEEN RULES !

  13. I actually really liked that Movie! Didn’t think it was mediocre at all.

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