Charlie Sheen Pokes Fun At ‘Men’ In Anger Management Premiere

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Jun. 29 2012, Published 4:00 a.m. ET

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"You can't fire me! I quit! You think you can replace me with some other guy? You may think I'm losing, but I'm not! Anyway you get the idea …"

And with those words, Charlie Sheen made his long-awaited return to the boob tube with his new FX series Anger Management on Thursday night, his first project since famously parting ways with Two and a Half Men more than a year ago.

The show, adapted from the 2003 comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson, casts Sheen in the familiar circumstance of a baseball player (named Charlie) whose career ended as a result of an angry outburst. He then goes back to school and becomes an anger management therapist holding both group sessions at his private practice, as well as a group of prison inmates.

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Of course, Sheen's character is not completely cured of his own anger issues, leading to the comedic art-imitates-life dynamic that endeared him to audiences as his alter ego Charlie Harper on Two and a Half Men, leading to him becoming TV's highest-paid actor ever.

The show also stars Selma Blair, Brian Austin Green, Shawnee Smith and Daniela Bobadilla.

While his on-set behavior on Two and a Half Men occasionally made headlines, his Anger Management castmates have nothing but rave reviews for their mercurial leading man.

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"We just got along and had a great time and instantly became friends," Blair told E! "All you've ever heard about Charlie for work is, really, when he's there, he's there. I've never heard anything but wonderful things. I could use a little drama in my life. I was like, 'Bring it, Charlie!' … but nothing."

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Anger Management airs Thursdays on FX at 9:30/8:30c.

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