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Charlie Sheen's New TV Show

'Anger Management'

7/6/2011 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen's new TV show will be based on the movie "Anger Management"and Charlie will be playing the Jack Nicholson character ... TMZ has learned.

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Sources directly involved in the project say the man who is making it all happen is uber-producer Joe Roth, who produced and owns the screenplay to the 2003 movie, "Anger Management."

We're told Charlie's character will stray a bit from the movie role.  The plan as of now -- Charlie's character will be an ex-jock who got his master's degree in social work during the offseason.  He becomes a counselor to defendants in the criminal justice system with anger management problems.  But, of course, Charlie's character will have anger issues of his own.

We're told the deal with Lionsgate is not done, but is in the final stages of negotiations.  And we're told, there is no deal with a network to air the show -- at least not yet.

Roth has worked with Charlie on 5 projects, including "Major League," "Young Guns" and "Three Musketeers."

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16.

janet    

Charlie Sheen playing Charlie Sheen, take 2. If this is even true.

1183 days ago
17.

Tess    

Whatever. Charlie Sheen has moved into the category of has-been. Yawn. I won'*****ch the show.

1183 days ago
18.

DubstepDistribution    

TreeMileZune, you're a piece of ****

1183 days ago
19.

Maverick    

Sounds really, really lame.

1183 days ago
20.

Tess    

OMG, that's fn awesome. I wrote I WON'T ** WATCH THE SHOW and it thought I wrote *******.

LOL!

1183 days ago
21.

jookjook    

Seems like a horrible idea. seems like charlie will be the main feature and other characters will be coming and going "clients". If you use the same "client" or clients every show, **** will be lame and tired. Mix up the cast toooo much and it will just become nothing to focus on. this is a hard road to go down for a show. major league tv show dude. rick vaughn pitching coach FTW!

1183 days ago
22.

sgm    

Speaking for the Master's level Social Workers of America this is a disgrace to our profession!

1183 days ago
23.

andyconda    

Go charlie you rock, that show will blow 2 and a half men away

1183 days ago
24.

andyconda    

I cant wait to watch it I think charlie can pull it off.

I do not care how much he partys and blows money.

He has a way of bouncing back from anything.

Go charlie make another 300 million

1183 days ago
25.

Stiletto    

Only an absolute idiot would hire this guy.
1) No loans against your pay.
2) You get paid per episode...you don't show, get thrown in jail and can't make it = no pay.
3) You get ZERO percent of the profits until you complete 2 seasons.
4) MORALITY CLAUSE. Be your normal dirtbag self even one time and you are fired and we hire someone else.
5) You are fined 50K every hour you are late or leave early.
6) You are fined 100K every show your antics delay.
7) Any of your co-stars leave due to you and you are gone also...you are a package.
8) You are fined 100K every time you insult writers, cast mates, the show itself or anyone in connection with the show on camera.
9) You drop your childish lawsuit against Warner Brothers...we want ZERO distractions.
10) Daily drug tests with your own urine.
11) You get your damn teeth fixed.
12) You make us beneficiaries in a 100 million dollar insurance policy in case you kill yourself or OD.
13) Get arrested, get fired.
14) Domestic dispute call to your house, get fired.

Anyone not requiring him to sign a contract like this, deserves to get screwed.

1183 days ago
26.

Dave    

Joe Roth? Uber-producer? Seriously? The guy is listed 23rd of 25 in imdb.com's Most influntial people in Hollywood - well behind the likes of Tim Burton and Oprah Winfrey. Honestly, you should credit the guy as simply being a producer.

1183 days ago
27.

fran    

not interested, and neither is Lionsgate by the looks of things.

1183 days ago
28.

Noname    

Interesting, I can't wait to see it now.

1183 days ago
29.

Zeppo    

Don't yell at me Charlie. I didn't do it. @ZeppoTheDog

1183 days ago
30.

wendy    

if it's true it's brillant. either way the ratings will be nuts. the new 2 1/2 men and charlies new show will spark enough interest for the 1st episode. who can deliver is in the future

1183 days ago
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