After "dying" on Two and a Half Men and getting the boot from the CBS series that launched his career for lashing out at his bosses on the show, Charlie Sheen attempts to resurrect his TV career on the FX prime-time series Anger Management. The show, which is loosely based on the 2003 comedy film starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson, will feature Sheen as a "non-traditional" therapist specializing in anger management.
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What to Expect from Anger Management Season 1:
"Everyone deserves a 24th chance," says Charlie Sheen on the promo for Anger Management-- which is clearly poking fun at his controversial life, including his highly publicized meltdowns, bizarre rants and derogatory statements about his bosses and co-workers, substance abuse and legal issues, as well as his color love life. The series is expected to comically tap on all that though that's not the only aspect of the show that will mirror Sheen's life.
On Anger Management, Sheen's character, which is also named Charlie, happens to be a washed-out minor league baseball player whose dreams of making it to the majors was thwarted by his personal struggle with anger issues. (In case you didn't know, Sheen was a star pitcher and shortstop for the baseball team of Santa Monica High School and he even starred in a couple of baseball films such as Eight Men Out and Major League 1 and Major League 2.) Charlie went into anger management therapy and eventually made it to the majors but his anger issues led to a career-ending injury. Now, he's an anger management therapist counseling a group of inmates at a state prison while holding sessions with patients at his private practice.
Of course, Charlie's battle with his personal demons isn't over. To complicate things, he has to deal with his ex-wife, played by Sheen's real ex-wife Denise Richard, and a teenage daughter with OCD, played by Daniela Bobadilla. Also joining the mix are Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Michael Arden, and Noureen DeWulf.
Meanwhile, Denise Richards isn't the only one who will appear on Anger Management
with personal ties with Sheen. Zapt2it
reports that Martin Sheen is expected to play Charlie's on-screen dad, Emilio Esteves might guest star as a therapy patient or work behind the cameras, Sheen's brother Ramon is already a producer on the show while sister Renee is also on the writing team.
Anger Management premieres June 28 at 9pm on FX.
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