Charlie Sheen is winning again, as FX has picked up his new sitcom, Anger Management.
The network has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which will begin production in early 2012, with a premiere scheduled for next summer.
Anger Management, from Debmar-Mercury, is loosely based on the 2003 movie of the same name, with Sheen, the defrocked Two and a Half Men, playing the title character. Ironically, the CBS series, which now features Ashton Kutcher in a starring role, has performed well for FX in syndication.
If successful, FX will pick up an additional 90 episodes of Anger Management under the same syndication model used for Tyler Perry's sitcoms and Revolution's Are We There Yet?. The series will air exclusively on FX, before the episodes start airing in broadcast syndication in fall 2014. Sheen will retain significant ownership of the show.
"We think that Bruce Helford, Joe Roth and Charlie Sheen have come up with a wonderful, hilarious vehicle for Charlie's acting talents -- and a character we are very much looking forward to seeing him play," said John Landgraf, president and GM, FX Networks in announcing the order. "Two and a Half Men has been an outstanding component of FX's schedule for the past 14 months, and we have every confidence that Anger Management will soon be as well."
Anger Management will be produced by Lionsgate Television