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Sheen

OFFICIALLY Announces

'Anger Management'

7/18/2011 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen has finally OFFICIALLY announced what TMZ told you last week ... that he's signed on to star in a new sitcom based on the movie "Anger Management."

Charlie Sheen New Show

The powers behind the show released a statement this morning describing the premise -- "a mild-mannered, non-confrontational man is ordered to attend group anger management sessions led by a therapist who could probably use some anger management himself."

As TMZ first reported, Sheen will play the role of the therapist -- loosely based on Jack Nicholson's character in the movie "Anger Management."

In the statement, Sheen explains, "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 involvement in the series will also be more significant than in series past -- the actor adds, “[AM] also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth.”

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

Roth says, “With Charlie’s incredible talent and comedic gifts, he remains the leading man of TV sitcoms. I’m excited to collaborate with him once again.”

The show -- distributed by DebMar-Mercury -- has not yet been picked up by a network.

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31.

Puckett    

lol @ all the idiots talking trash about Charlie's talent. He's got loads of it. And it's banked several billion+ dollars for production and investments companies over the years, and as a result it put him in the position to negotiate the highest per episode pay rate of any actor on a sitcom, ever. More then once.

And listen to them sputter their hate and rant about how stupid anyone is who would back him financially, but who are the real idiots? Those who've made a fortune off of Charlie's talents, or a bunch of haters on TMZ?

You decide.

1156 days ago
32.

David Abrams    

watching this show would be like watching anything or reading anything Casey Anthony might make or write - giving credence to an otherwise ridiculous figure who should just shut up and figure out what he/she did wrong and fix it

1156 days ago
33.

denny    

It will be on fox

1156 days ago
34.

Wendy    

They are going to discover he is too hard to work with. The jig is up. Its over. I won*****ch it.

1156 days ago
35.

lady    

YES, finally we will get to see a great show again. He is obviously a very talented actor and was the star of the two and half men. Brought in million of viewers. Go Charlie!! You have my vote...Looking foreward to some laughs on tv again and only charlie can deliver. Charlie is a WINNER!!!!!

1156 days ago
36.

writenow    

Okay, I'll ask. So how much money has been paid to Judge Goldberg to allow the kids to remain at risk?

1156 days ago
37.

3Storms    

Production of his last show was brought to a stop on multiple occasions due to drugs and violence arrests, and that stuff is ultimately what kille dhis last show. Good luck to the producers of the new show who think they have someon reliable.

1156 days ago
38.

lady    

AT LEKILI, As you asked in your previous comment "What idiot nework executive picked up this piece of work?" I'll tell you its a very smart one that knows and has worked with charlie on 5 or more projects!! Is'nt it great??? Cant wait to see him and his talent back on.

1156 days ago
39.

sparced    

at least with his hold show there was some level of believability... between the booze, drugs, and prostitutes

charlie sheen as a therapist would be one of the biggest jokes on television....

1156 days ago
40.

jacksonfive210    

Dave Abrams
watching this show would be like watching anything or reading anything Casey Anthony might make or write - giving credence to an otherwise ridiculous figure who should just shut up and figure out what he/she did wrong and fix it
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
How in the hell can you compare charlie sheen to casey anthony! You must be crazy!!!!! ummm if im not mistaken charlie has been sober since he did his own rehab, so maybe he has figured out what he has done wrong and fixing it.

1156 days ago
41.

Kari    

I think his "winning" days are long over--the public just has lost interest in him. And for good reason.

1156 days ago
42.

freaksloan    

It was be cancelled before the end of the first season.

1156 days ago
43.

Susie    

Go CHARLIE!! Perfect show for you even though we all know you don't have an anger problem **snicker**. Husband and I will both be watching and keep it real, keep it clean, keep it Charlie and love your kidlets.
Charlie Your catch phrases and words are helping this ole grandma try to battle disease and WIN against these trolls eating away at my body!!! **WINNING** :)

1156 days ago
44.

jacksonorleans    

he looks like a stage 4 cancer patient...he looks real sick.

1156 days ago
45.

Me    

Most commentators here seem to have serious issues in their life, which must be as sad and pathetic as their prose...

1156 days ago
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