facebook
twitter
search
search

Sheen's 'Anger Management' finds a home

Oct. 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM
| License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- FX says it has ordered 10 episodes of Charlie Sheen's new comedy "Anger Management" from Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury.

The show, loosely based on the 2003 film by the same name produced by Joe Roth's Revolution Studios, will be written and executive produced by comedy writer Bruce Helford.

"We think that Bruce Helford, Joe Roth and Charlie Sheen have come up with a wonderful, hilarious vehicle for Charlie's acting talents -- and a character we are very much looking forward to seeing him play," John Landgraf, president and general manager of FX said Thursday in a statement. "'Two and a Half Men' has been an outstanding component of FX's schedule for the past 14 months, and we have every confidence that 'Anger Management' will soon be as well."

Roth -- who has worked with Sheen on films such as "Major League," 'Young Guns" and "The Three Musketeers" -- said he's happy to be working with the actor again.

"Now to have Charlie, the number one comedy star on TV, doing 'Anger Management,' feels like a perfect fit," he said. "And I could not be happier than being back at Fox with John Landgraf and Chuck Saftler."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
'Can't Buy Me Love' actress Amanda Peterson dead at 43
Kourtney Kardashian breaks it off with Scott Disick
Hugh Jackman's wife bans actor from working with Angelina Jolie
Michael Eisner tells Goldie Hawn beautiful women 'are not funny'
Kim Kardashian celebrates July 4th with North West