by Radar Staff
It’s apparently official – Charlie Sheen is coming back to TV.
The former Two and a Half Men star — whose career seemed to publicly implode just a few months ago — will star in Anger Management, a new TV sitcom based on the 2003 film of the same name.
“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,” Sheen said in a statement. “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 favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth.”
The sitcom — about a mild mannered man forced to undergo anger management classes led by a manic therapist — will be produced by Lionsgate and, unlike Two and a Half Men, Sheen will have a significant ownership in the series.
“Who better than Charlie Sheen to tackle Anger Management,” said Roth in a statement. “With Charlie’s incredible talent and comedic gifts, he remains the leading man of TV sitcoms. I’m excited to collaborate with him once again.”
(In all, Sheen and Roth have collaborated on five films, including Major League, Young Guns and Three Musketeers).
At this time, we do not know which network would be airing the sitcom.
Up until his firing from ‘Men’ last March, Sheen was TV’s highest-paid actor, making a reported $2 million per episode.
Two and a Half Men premieres its ninth season on September 19 with Ashton Kutcher replacing him, although playing an entirely new character.