Charlie Sheen making TV comeback in Anger Management
Story by Jack Foley
CHARLIE Sheen is making his TV comeback in a sitcom based on the Adam Sandler-Jack Nicholson film Anger Management.
The former Two and a Half Men star is to headline the show, which could see him back on-screen by the autumn.
Sheen will play a reworked version of Nicholson’s character, an ex-athlete who becomes a counselor to defendants in the criminal justice system while dealing with anger management issues of his own.
It is believed he has organised a profit participation component to his contract.
Commenting on his small screen comeback, Sheen – who was notoriously sacked from Two And A Half Men following a public fallout with creator Chuck Lorre – said in a statement: “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.
“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 favourite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth.”
Roth and Sheen have worked together on five films, including Major League and Young Guns.
Sheen is currently in the middle of suing Two And A Half Men co-creator and executive producer Lorre for $100 million as the row over his sacking from that show continues.
Ashton Kutcher will replace Sheen on that show, with rumours abounding that Sheen’s character will be killed off.