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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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46.

BouncersSuck    

You can try to say Sheen is talentless. You can try to call Sheen a loser.

Bottom line is 2.5 Men experienced its pinnacle with Charlie Sheen as its' star performer and central character.

Bottom line is also that Charlie earns himself and his kids lifetimes of wealth each week.

He probably earned more this month than the combined income of every hater that posted and will post here.

That, is why you hate him.

So suck it. LOL

Big Poppa

1090 days ago
47.

TMZgossip    

NBC needs to pick this up and run it directly against 2 1/2 men

you know there is going to be at least 1 show dedicated to hammering chuckie lorre.

lets hope Charlie's show has those memory boards at the end as well

1090 days ago
48.

toad    

I'm already giving it 2 thumbs down and won'*****ch it

1090 days ago
49.

Hecate    

Wrinkled, snaggletoothed, greasy haired, big nosed, boring, foul mouthed, stoned,chain smoking LOSER. Why would anyone want to look at him, he is disgusting and grotesque and not at all funny or interesting, other than as a train wreck in progress. GO AWAY AND DIE YOU PATHETIC AHOLE.

1090 days ago
50.

Cujeaux    

A reality show about his real life called "Warlock Management" would be far more entertaining.

1090 days ago
51.

Lori    

Wonder if Casey Anthony will guest star.....the two media whores.....

1090 days ago
52.

jacksonfive210    

haha I love how people said ohh he will never work in hollywood again,he's blackballed hahaha and look he's the star of a new show with a great big name producer haha. Everyone who says he has no talent are just plain stupid you dont get paid almost 2 mil a show with no talent.

1090 days ago
53.

Autumn_in_Michigan    

sparced 25 minutes ago
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....

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Yep. A show with Charlie as a therapist only loosely resembles his "real life" - as has been suggested in the past that this new show will do - given how many hours he has clocked as a therapy CLIENT. And speaking of jokes...

The statement (below) by Charlie is sarcasm, no?

"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."

I mean, he can't seriously expect anyone to buy that BS as straight talk can he?

As far as his reliability with this new show goes - maybe - given the statements (below):

1. Sheen said. "It 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."

2. Marcus and Bernstein said in a joint statement, "Our sitcom model is all about building well-known brands around extraordinary talents like Charlie that, thanks to their large profit participation, are highly motivated to succeed."

http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/charlie-sheen-to-return-to-tv-with-syndicated-sitcom-anger-management--3336?nc

Translation, Charlie has been given a chance to redeem himself via a pass/fail sort of situation. He will not get as much money upfront as he may potentially earn in the long run based on the success of the show. That formula reduces the risk to producers, etc. while maximizing the incentive for Charlie to work hard and to make the show a success. Beyond redemption and earnings, the matter of having more control over this show that his previous show sweetens the pot for Charlie. If Charlie doesn't perform - well and/or the show fails- Charlie stands to lose possibly more than anyone else involved.

Whatever. I won't be watching - for the same reasons stated here by some others. No desire to lend support to anything that Chuckie Sleaze is involved in.

1090 days ago
54.

janet    

That's all well and good but no one pick up the show. Until that happens this is moot. Nothing from the networks or cable networks.

1090 days ago
55.

dman    

If there is a God, this POS will never see air.

1090 days ago
56.

Different Rules Apply    

Fight like hell for the same time slot that Jackass Kutcher will be trying to fill your shoes - go Charlie! Good luck, we'll be watching for sure.

1090 days ago
57.

Zappa    

No one is going to pick up the show, until there is actually a Pilot on tape then it will get shopped around. Not only haters but idiots as well. lol

1090 days ago
58.

StinkyB    

An "actor" gets to participate in the writing and production of his character. What could go wrong?

1090 days ago
59.

jacksonfive210    

lori
Wonder if Casey Anthony will guest star.....the two media whores.....
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Im not sticking up for casey she is alot of things but how in the hell is she a media whore she hasnt even done an interview?? And how can you even put casey anthony in the same class as charlie thats like comparing Hitler to Michael Jordon!!!

1090 days ago
60.

Anya    

Charlie who?

1090 days ago
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