Charlie Sheen to Star in “Anger Management” Sitcom for Lionsgate TelevisionJuly 18, 2011 No Comments
Perhaps Charlie Sheen was right and knew something we didn’t. Despite the iconic sitcom actor’s relationship struggles and his addiction issues, Sheen is definitely “winning” in the career department, not to mention financially. Charlie Sheen just inked a deal to star in a sitcom version of the 2003 hit comedy film, Anger Management, by the same title, complete with a lucrative back-end deal. Lionsgate Television made the announcement this afternoon, stating, “Sheen will retain significant ownership stake in the series inspired by the film.”
Commenting on his choice of television projects, Charlie Sheen stated, “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.”
Sheen’s brilliant straight man routine continues to reign supreme with audiences, and it’s that smug dry humor that drew millions to watch Two and a Half Men week after week for years, and still does in syndication.
Anger Management producer and long time Charlie Sheen colleague, Joe Roth tells PR Newswire, “Who better than Charlie Sheen to tackle Anger Management. With Charlie’s incredible talent and comedic gifts, he remains the leading man of TV sitcoms.”
It’s Charlie Sheen’s combination of off-the-wall real-life antics combined with his on-screen dry observant wit that will likely make Anger Management television sitcom gold, leaving Two and a Half Men starring Ashton Kutcher on potentially shaky ground.Tags: Anger Management new sitcom, Ashton Kutcher, Charlie Sheen, Charlie Sheen Anger Management, Charlie Sheen breaking news, Charlie Sheen get new sitcom Anger Management, Charlie Sheen gets new television show, Charlie Sheen news, Charlie Sheen winning, Joe Roth, Joe Roth Charlie Sheen, Lionsgate Anger Management, Lionsgate Television Charlie Sheen, PR, PR Newswire, Two and a Half MenCelebrity News, General, Public Relations, Television, This Is Awesome