Sheen Gets Cleared for “Anger Management”

Charlie Sheen hasn’t had the most positive year… But he seems to be turning things around.

The rights to the 46-year-old part-Spanish actor’s new television series “Anger Management,” a version of the hit Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson film, has been purchased by FX. The cable network has picked up 10 episodes, with the option to buy another 90 additional episodes if the show is successful. Sheen will play Nicholson’s role—an infuriating therapist who brings out the rage in his patients.

After getting fired from his hit CBS series last winter, the former “Two and a Half Men” star, the star sobered up and announced in July that he’d be starring the “Anger Management.”

“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’s a great concept,” said Sheen at the time.

Sheen was roasted in a hit special on Comedy Central in September, and appeared at the Emmys to present an award and wish his old “Two and a Half Men” cast members and replacement Ashton Kutcher the best of luck in the new season. They killed off his character in the first episode of the re-worked series this fall.

“Anger Management” will premiere next summer on FX.

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