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.
Anger Management Full Episode Guide:
Season 2 (67 full episodes, 10 clips available)
Episode 25 - Charlie and the Airport Sext
First Aired: June 20, 2013
Episode 24 - Charlie and His New Friend with Benef...
First Aired: June 13, 2013
Episode 23 - Charlie & The Secret Gigolo
First Aired: June 10, 2013
Episode 22 - Charlie and Kate Start a Sex Study
First Aired: June 06, 2013
- Episode 21 - Charlie and his New Therapist
- Episode 20 - Charlie Breaks Up With Kate
- Episode 19 - Charlie, Kate and Jen Get Romantic
- Episode 18 - Charlie and the Break Up Coach
- Episode 17 - Charlie Lets Kate Take Charge
- Episode 16 - Charlie and Kate's Dirty Pictures
- Episode 15 - Charlie's Patients Hook Up
- Episode 14 - Charlie and Kate Horse Around
- Episode 13 - Charlie and Lacey Piss Off the Neighb...
- Episode 12 - Charlie Gets Lindsay Lohan Into Troub...
- Episode 11 - Charlie Dates Crazy, Sexy, Angry
- Episode 10 - Charlie & Catholicism
- Episode 9 - Charlie is an Expert Witness
- Episode 8 - Charlie and Cee Lo
- Episode 7 - Charlie Dates a Teacher
- Episode 6 - Charlie And Deception Therapy
- Episode 5 - Charlie & Jen Together Again
- Episode 4 - Charlie's Dad Breaks Bad
- Episode 3 - Charlie and the Ex-Patient
- Episode 2 - Charlie's Dad Starts to Lose It
- Episode 1 - Charlie Loses it at a Baby Shower
Season 1 (29 full episodes, 38 clips available)
- Episode 10 - Charlie Gets Romantic
- Episode 9 - Charlie's Dad Visits
- Episode 8 - Charlie Outs A Patient
- Episode 7 - Charlie's Patient Gets Out of Jail
- Episode 6 - Charlie Dates Kate's Patient
- Episode 5 - Charlie Tries to Prove Therapy is Leg...
- Episode 4 - Charlie and Kate Battle Over a Patien...
- Episode 3 - Charlie Tries Sleep Deprivation
- Episode 2 - Charlie and the Slumpbuster
- Episode 1 - Charlie Goes Back to Therapy
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