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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.

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Anger Management Full Episode Guide

  • Charlie gets between Jordan and her ex-husband.

  • Charlie has to make a difficult career decision in the series finale.

  • Charlie's father sets him up on a date.

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

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Looks all that "Anger Management" isn't quite working. Charlie Sheen railed against Kim Kardashian today after he heard that Kim had blown off a young fan who wanted an autograph. "you are lucky that ANYONE cares about your gross and giggly [sic] bag of funk you dare call an ass," Sheen reportedly wrote on Twitter before quickly deleting the tweets. "your public loves u. give something back or go f yourself. My apologies to your hubby, great guy I'm sure, I hope his vision returns one day.

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Charlie Sheen's "24th chance" has been his charm. FX's "Anger Management" has hit big. It's hit very big. Speaking in future-tense, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told conference-call analysts recently that it's "a significantly larger amount of episodes" big, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network has reportedly told Sheen and the makers of his hit comedy based on the 2003 Adam Sandler-Jack Nicholson comedy of the same name that if ratings keep performing to the current page, FX is ready to order up to an additional 90 episodes.

Charlie Sheen May Take Hotel-Trashing Story To Court

Charlie Sheen is that rare bird for whom his life's truth overshadows the most spectacular fictions. That being said, Sheen just won't accept credit for insanity he didn't actually wreak. According to E! Online, the "Anger Management" star is ready for legal action over a weekend report that a drug-fueled craze destroyed a Manhattan Ritz-Carlton suite. Let's be very clear: Sheen cops to his tiger blood-soaked torpedo of truth actually did explode all over Manhattan's Plaza Hotel last October.

Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' Debut Sets FX Records

American cable viewers love them some Charlie Sheen. No, you shooting me the "No s**t, Sherlock" cocked eyebrow. You dont' understand. America really, really loves Charlie Sheen. They love Charlie Sheen the way Kardashians hate shame. According to E! Online, critics gave the ex-"Two And A Half Men" star's new FX comedy "Anger Management" - based loosely on the Adam Sandler-Jack Nicholson comedy of the same name - a good, handy drubbing. Then again, critics - for what do we even really need you? Viewers make or break shows in the end, not good or bad reviews, and the recent premiere on FX set new network records that might guarantee the show a ludicrous extended order.

Charlie Sheen: Still Drinking, Done With Rehab

Knowing what ultimately brought about his "Two And A Half Men" firing, how must FX feel about candor such as this? Sheen might break his new employer's heart, but at least he'll apparently never lie about it. With his new comedy series "Anger Management" making its debut on the network this Thursday, Sheen announced during his "Good Morning America" review Monday morning that he's scaled the 12 steps for the final time. When interviewer Elizabeth Vargas asked him if he still drinks, Sheen offered up, "Who Doesn't?" as if Vargas inquired whether his eyes opened when he awoke this morning.

Is Charlie Sheen's New Show 'Anger Management' Any Good?

Charlie Sheen's return to television--in a role that doesn't involve Fiats or being roasted by comedians, that is--is upon us: Sheen will soon appear in "Anger Management," a new sitcom set to air on FX this summer. But is the show any good? Early reviews are starting to come in now that FX has sent a handful of episodes, and the verdict is... well, it's okay. In the grand scheme of multi-camera sitcoms, "Anger Management" is not a bad one: Sheen still has a degree of charm that he can bring to a role, and he and the writing are funny enough for the style and genre that includes the likes of "2 Broke Girls," "The Big Bang Theory" and yes, "Two and a Half Men.

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