Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' Picked Up for 90 Episodes
It’s a done deal for FX’s Anger Management, the sitcom starring Charlie Sheen. After being hinted at during this summer's Television Critics Association press tour, FX has just announced that the show has received a 90-episode order after meeting its average ratings threshold.
“We set a very high ratings bar that included some additional hurdles for Anger Management to earn its back-90 order and the series met and exceed those metrics,” said FX Networks EVP Chuck Saftler. “Charlie Sheen and the entire cast did an amazing job in the first ten episodes, which were produced in a very tight window. I have no doubt that the producers and cast will be able to pull off the Herculean task of producing 90 episodes over the next two years.”
How did the show do it?
As the highest-rated cable comedy of 2012, the show averages 4.53 million viewers and 2.5 million in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 age demographic. When premiering on June 28, it broke records as the most watched scripted comedy series premiere in cable history.
Charlie’s father, Martin Sheen, is also set to join the cast of Anger Management after guest starring on the show. He plays Martin Goodson, his real-life son’s on-screen dad.
About a non-traditional therapist with a speciality in anger management, the younger Sheen's character -- also named Charlie -- runs a successful practice targeting these issues while trying to deal with his own anger.
This 90-episode order is quite the achievement for the actor after his much publicized firing from Two and a Half Men in 2011. The actor had been on the CBS comedy for 8 years prior to getting the axe for blasting creator Chuck Lorre among crazy partying and stints in rehab.
Anger Management begins filming Sept. 24 and will air on FX in January.