This promising project is Sheen’s respond after he was fired from CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” by studio Warner Bros. Television due to his erratic personal life and public ridicule of the show's producer.
Produced by Lionsgate Television and shopped to prospective broadcast and cable networks by Lionsgate subsidiary Debmar-Mercury, the series stars Sheen as the main cast.
"I chose “Anger Management” because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept." he said.
Charlie Sheen starred in American television sitcom “Two and A Half Men”, the biggest TV comedy of the past decade
In the new sitcom, Charlie Sheen will have a considerable ownership stake and also gain “a certain mount of creative control”. No information about co-stars or production start date for this project has been announced by Lionsgate.
Sheen complained about the lack of creative control that led to his terminal clash with "Two and a Half Men" producer Chuck Lorre
Sheen left the popular and successful CBS comedy, ‘Two and a Half Men’, after seven seasons
In “Anger Management”, Charlie Sheen will play a reworked version of the flick's Jack Nicholson character, an athlete-turned counselor to defendants in the criminal justice system while dealing with anger management issues of his own. Sheen’s fans around the world are expecting to watch their star appearing on the big screen with his new role.
He earned an estimated $1.8 million per episode among the highest for a TV actor
Sheen was filed a $100 million breach of contract lawsuit against the Warner Bros studio and producer Chuck Lorre
Kutcher was announced to replace Sheen in "Two and A Half Men”
Sheen welcomed the chance to be back in business with Joe Roth, whom he called "one of my favorite movie producers of all time" (Charlie Sheen, left, and Joe Roth)
Watch CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” Starring Charlie Sheen
Watch “Anger Management”