Actor Charlie Sheen, who was fired from CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men in March, will be returning to television to star in a new sitcom called Anger Management.
Sheen’s new show is an adaptation of the 2003 movie Anger Management. Sheen, 45, will play an ex-athlete balancing his own temper problems and those of the criminal defendants he counsels – the character that Jack Nicholson played in the original film.
“Charlie is excited about going back to work and looks forward to playing a different character other than [Two and a Half Men's] Charlie Harper,” Sheen’s manager, Mark Burg, said. “I can guarantee you that Charlie will not be wearing a bowling shirt on the new show.”
“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 says in a statement released by Lionsgate TV. “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.”
Sheen worked with Roth in the past on the films Major League and Young Guns.
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