Well, that certainly didn’t take long at all. Just a short time after settling his lawsuit with Warner Bros., Charlie Sheen is heading back to television.
FX has picked up ANGER MANAGEMENT, a TV version of the Jack Nicholson/Adam Sandler film about an anger management counselor who treats those under his care with rather unconventional methods. Charlie Sheen is set to star in the Nicholson role as the counselor with his own anger management issues, with no other casting announcements made just yet.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that FX outbid at least three other cable networks for the sitcom which is aimed to launch in the summer of 2012. 10 episodes is the initial order, and, if they perform well once the show premieres, another 90 will get greenlit, setting the show up for quite some time, setting Charlie Sheen up with a steady paycheck (terms of his deal were not released) and setting everyone up to get residual checks for the foreseeable future as it heads into syndication territory.
For a guy that got fired to walk away with $25 million, sex with a lot of porn stars a new show… that’s what I now call winning.