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Anger Management is a television series that is based on the Adam Sandler movie of the same name. The show was announced on July 18, 2011, and premiered on June 28, 2012. The series airs on, and is distributed by, FX Networks. This series has multiple production companies, with the largest being Lionsgate Television. Anger Management features Charlie Sheen playing the same role as Jack Nicholson played in the movie.

The show features three lead characters. The first lead character is Charlie Sheen's character of Dr. Charlie Goodson. Charlie's character is a therapist focusing on anger management. This character also has a background as a failed minor league baseball player. The reason for his failed baseball career was due to anger issues, which led to his new career choice as an anger management therapist. Charlie also has several therapy groups, including a prison therapy group. The second lead actor is Selma Blair, who plays Dr. Kate Wales. Dr. Kate is Charlie's anger management therapist and best friend. Dr. Kate also gets therapy from Charlie on occasion. In addition to the friendship and professional relationship, Kate also has a romantic relationship with Charlie.

The last lead character is played by Shawnee Smith. Shawnee Smith plays Jennifer Goodson, Charlie's ex-wife. Many of Charlie's conflicts throughout the series involve Jennifer Goodson in some way. Other recurring characters are Sam, Lacey, and Nolan. Sam is Charlie's daughter. Lacey and Nolan are members of Charlie's anger management group. There are also plans to have several guest actors appear throughout the series, which include Denise Richards and Brian Austin Green.

Anger Management's first season consists of ten episodes. The premiere episode broke records with its ratings numbers. Anger Management's 5.74 million premiere viewers made the show the highest rated sitcom premiere on a cable network. The series has been met with average reviews from both critics and viewers. Many critics compare the show to Charlie Sheen's previous work, and not always favorably. Common themes throughout the series are Charlie's unorthodox and creative counseling techniques and his struggles with anger.

In the end, fans of Charlie Sheen will most likely enjoy this sitcom. Anger Management has had the most successful premiere in cable history. Due to the ratings, Anger Management will probably be around for a long time to come, especially considering the ninety episode deal that FX is considering for Anger Management.

Thursday 9:30 PM et/pt on FX
2 Seasons, 100 Episodes - Canceled/Ended
June 28, 2012
Comedy
6.7/10
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  • Charlie has to make a decision between keeping his group and being a sports psychologist for a baseball team.

  • Charlie and Jordan hire a hot tie-breaker to work as their associate on the prison clinic program.

  • Charlie's father sets him up with a hot, but quiet Catholic girl who turns out to be too wild, even for Charlie.

  • Charlie interferes with Lacey and Nolan's love life and gets Nolan kidnapped by prisoners.

  • A matchmaker sets up Charlie and Sean with the wrong dates.

  • Charlie gets between Jordan and her ex-husband.

  • Charlie risks his life to sleep with a thrill-seeker.

  • Charlie goes to Vegas and life gets complicated after a night of heavy drinking.

  • Charlie almost destroys Ed's marriage and Jordan hits on Nolan.

  • Charlie accidentally causes Lacey to become engaged to a creepy billionaire.

  • Charlie tries to help Patrick through a crisis of confidence by getting him stoned.

  • Charlie lets his house become a halfway house for five hookers.

  • Charlie creates a monster when he helps Nolan unleash his anger.

  • Charlie's life is taken hostage by a controlling and techy girl.

  • Charlie finds himself in a contest with a female private investigator to prove that he could cheat on her without getting caught.

  • Charlie falls into trap when Jordan sets him up with a heartbreaker.

  • Charlie becomes paranoid after discovering he's dating a private investigator.

  • Charlie goes to war with his garbage man. Lacey and Nolan compete to become the new building manager in order to live rent-free.

  • Charlie is suspended as a therapist and has to attend anger management. Charlie struggles to control his anger after meeting a hot girl who doesn't date angry guys.

  • Charlie inadvertently helps a member of his prison group in an escape attempt.

  • Charlie gets in hot water with his prison group when he sleeps with the attractive new warden.

  • Charlie sets up Sean with a hottie even though he knows Sean is seeing Jordan.

  • Charlie and Jordan have to share a hotel room to expose a shady couple's therapist.

  • Charlie makes a promise to an attractive reporter, that involves an interview with an extremely furious convict.

  • Charlie gets Sean fired from the strip club when he sleeps with a stripper.

  • Charlie's girlfriend brings home a hot friend.

  • Charlie tries to resist temptations from Sean's hot younger sister.

  • Charlie creates chaos when he surprises his therapy group by bringing their dysfunctional parents to a session.

  • Charlie tries to keep Lacey from hooking up with an ex-con.

  • A female cop makes Charlie's life a living hell after he breaks up with her.

  • After sleeping with a prisoner's girlfriend, Charlie finds out the prisoner is being releases the next day.

  • Charlie spends the night with Lacey to keep her from killing her ex-boyfriend.

  • Charlie goes ballistic when a drunk Jordan makes out with a prisoner.

  • Charlie keeps choosing sex over work. Jordan convinces his girlfriend to cut him off for six months.

  • Charlie is inspired to start a new clinic at the prison after Jordan wrecks their sex study.

  • Charlie uses Jordan to improve his online date rating.

  • After a hot one-time fling with a hot secretary, Charlie finds himself in trouble when he realizes this girl is related to his supervisor.

  • A forbidden romance tempts Charlie.

  • When his best party buddy becomes a priest, Charlie tries to tempt him with women and liquor.

  • Charlie and Sean start a competition to see who can score first with a gorgeous woman from out of town.

  • Charlie sleeps with Jordan's hot twin sister.

  • Charlie gets Jordan to pose as his prison patient's fianc?.

  • Charlie seeks his prison group's help when his partying ways result in him getting arrested.

  • Charlie's Christmas plans with Sasha are derailed when Ed steals the baby Jesus from a Latino church.

  • Charlie's bad-girl patient gets sentenced to house arrest and moves in with Charlie.

  • Charlie is pursued by a hot reporter who wants to experience his sex study.

  • Charlie wants a do-over with the woman he lost his virginity to.

  • Charlie suggests that Lacey and Patrick pretend to date in order for her to get her inheritance.

  • Charlie and Sean go to war when Charlie begins having casual sex with his ex, who is Sean's former girlfriend.

  • Charlie gets a new patient in his therapy group who believes he's the devil.

  • Charlie receives an unusual payment when he brings a pimp into his therapy group. Sean and Michael get into a racial dating mishap.

  • Charlie sleeps with Jordan's hot AA sponsor who happens to be a recovering sex addict.

  • Charlie is forced to hire a new psychologist to replace Kate in his sex study. Jennifer and Lacey trick Sean.

  • Charlie competes with Nolan for a hot grad student. Martin and Ed come up with a patriotic scam.

  • Charlie recruits Sean to help him throw the epic party of the century. Lacey inadvertently gets Ed hooked on drugs.

  • Charlie tries to stop Kate from having sex with the executive in charge of funding their study. Charlie's dad tries to stop Lacey from throwing herself at a sleazy yoga instructor.

  • Charlie and Kate are ready to sleep with the right people to get funding for their sex study.

  • Charlie is held hostage by his prison group during a riot. Charlie's therapy group tries to hide it from his daughter by throwing a birthday party.

  • Charlie gets jealous of Jennifer's much younger boyfriend. Patrick helps Lacey look sexy for her first modelling gig.

  • Charlie mistakenly becomes a sex surrogate for one of Kate's patients, who is a thirty-two-year-old virgin.

  • Charlie has to deal with the aftermath when his dad moves in with his patient and they hit someone with their car. Lacey takes Nolan out for a night of clubbing.

  • Charlie suspects Jen's boyfriend, Sean is cheating on her with his patient, Lacey. Nolan's apartment gets robbed.

  • Charlie picks up a woman at prison, unaware that she is the sister of one of his most violent patients. Lacey secretly puts on a strip show for Nolan.

  • Charlie steals a hot woman from an angry nerd. Lacey takes drugs in order to sell drugs.

  • Charlie's trip with the group is interrupted when he gets some interesting news from Kate. Charlie's house is used for an adult-film shoot.

  • Charlie starts a friends with benefits relationship with a hot woman from the sex study. Nolan dates an old woman who also a friend of Patrick.

  • Sean is sentenced to anger therapy after decking someone, who reveals to Charlie that he used to be an escort, he tries to figure out a way to tell Jennifer without breaking confidentiality. Ed continues his stay in Patrick's home, but has issues when he gets rid of his TV set.

  • Charlie and Kate try to control their sexual urges as they begin work together on their sex study. Lacey gets a new job.

  • After their breakup Charlie sees a new therapist to deal with his anger towards Kate, and the group plays a trick on Ed that backfires.

  • Charlie shakes up his relationship with Kate while dealing with the return of Jen's ex-boyfriend, Sean (Brian Austin Green).

  • Martin tells Kate that Charlie and Jennifer are getting back together.

  • Charlie's ex causes him problems with his group when she becomes one of his patient's life coach.

  • Charlie lets his father help him coach a high school baseball team with bad results.

  • Charlie gets jealous and uses a patient to spy on Kate.

  • Charlie inadvertently puts two patients together in a romantic relationship.

  • Charlie takes the group on an equine therapy retreat.

  • Charlie's neighborhood is up in arms when they find out he's been having clients with anger issues meeting at his home.

  • Lindsay Lohan comes to Charlie for therapy and they begin a tumultuous relationship.

  • Charlie dates Jennifer's business partner and finds out she has sexual anger issues.

  • Martin has Charlie's daughter baptized behind Charlie's back.

  • Charlie and Kate face off as expert witnesses in the same trial.

  • Charlie takes on Cee Lo Green as a therapy patient.

  • Charlie dates his daughter's teacher.

  • Charlie tries to help his patient with a placebo pill that supposedly reduces anger.

  • Jennifer moves in with Charlie temporarily and Kate gets jealous.

  • Charlie's dad falls in with a bad crowd.

  • Charlie begins a questionable romantic relationship with an ex-patient.

  • Charlie wonders if his father is developing Alzheimer's.

  • Charlie blows up at his sister's baby shower.

  • After Charlie and Kate get intimate, he innocently asks her if she wants to go to a movie.

  • Charlie's bullying father shows up to visit.

  • Charlie accidentally helps his patient, who vicariously enjoys other people's anger, hook-up with a crazy woman.

  • Charlie's ex, Jennifer, is angry with his attempt to manage her life. Meanwhile, Cleo - one of Charlie's patients from his prison anger therapy group - shows up on his doorstep, fresh out on parole. Jennifer seeks revenge on Charlie by dating the ex-con.

  • Charlie is upset by Kate's comment that he's only "nouveau smart" so he decides to date a brilliant coffee-shop barista.

  • Charlie is head over heels for Jen's hot new business partner, Lori - played by Charlie's real-life ex, Denise Richards - only to discover she thinks therapy is a scam. In the therapy group, Patrick asks Charlie to counsel the angry ghost of his mother, who he believes is haunting his apartment.

  • A long-standing rivalry over who's a better therapist leads to war when Kate steals Patrick, one of Charlie's group patients.

  • Charlie challenges his group to do thirty-six hours of sleep deprivation therapy so that their "inhibitions come down and the truth comes out" - except the result turns out to be the exact opposite.

  • Charlie's past haunts him when a new patient attends his group therapy.

  • In the series premiere, Charlie returns to therapy after an uncomfortable meeting with his ex-wife's new boyfriend.

Most Popular Anger Management Episodes

  • Season 2 Episode 18 Charlie and the Break-Up Coach 5/16/2013
  • Season 2 Episode 5 Charlie and Jen Together Again 2/07/2013
  • Season 2 Episode 15 Charlie's Patients Hook Up 4/25/2013
  • Season 2 Episode 1 Charlie Loses It at a Baby Shower 1/17/2013
  • Season 2 Episode 6 Charlie and Deception Therapy 2/14/2013

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