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FX Buys Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’

By 10.28.11

FX has apparently enjoyed airing repeats of “Two and a Half Men” so much that it has acquired Charlie Sheen’s “Anger Management,” the show Sheen has been talking about non-stop since he got fired from “Men.”

The cable network has formally ordered 10 episodes of “Anger Management,” which is set up through Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury. The FX deal for “Anger Management” will be structured similarly to the Debmar-Mercury pacts for “Are We There Yet?” and a slew of Tyler Perry TV comedies in that success will trigger a pickup for 90 additional episodes…

FX plans to begin production on “Anger Management,” featuring Sheen as an anger management therapist who needs more help than his patients, in early 2012. [HitFix]

Really? Someone thought it would be good to lock in Charlie Sheen for 90 straight episodes? That seems like an awfully big commitment to someone who orders briefcases of cocaine and terrorizes hookers in his free time. I think a better contract would have been the Dread Pirate Roberts’ approach to Westley in The Princess Bride. “Good night, Charlie. Good work. Sleep well. I’ll most likely fire you in the morning.”


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