Charlie Sheen had his second night in a row of doing press for Scary Movie 5 Thursday evening. He followed up his Jay Leno appearance with a stop by Conan where he also promoted Anger Management (again.) This is the actor’s first time coming back to the Warner Bros. lot since being fired from Two and a Half Men, thus the grandiose entrance after the jump. Continue Reading
Lindsay Lohan has already grabbed herself another gig to follow-up the almost assuredly disappointing movie The Canyons. The actress will be reuniting with Scary Movie 5 cameo artist Charlie Sheen in the sitcom star’s FX comedy Anger Management. This role is said to be that of love interest following an initial stint as Charlie’s patient. So what do we think of LiLo the sitcom star? Well, it could not possibly be as bad as her dramatic vehicles so why not? Oh, and let’s not forget there’s a double end to all this. Anger Management has only had so-so ratings as of late which is what happens when you’re a multi-camera sitcom airs on a network known for its single-camera dramas. Repeats should loom large, but this might give the show just the type of boost it needs to keep rolling in originals.
Anger Management airs Thursday nights of FX.
Charlie Sheen visited The Tonight Show last night, perhaps to bolster the sagging ratings of his FX comedy Anger Management in addition to promotion for Charles Swan. The show is in the midst of its 45-episode second season which will air pretty much non-stop until the next year, but Nielsen data communicated a lack of enthusiasm for the CBS-style comedy even with the full-time addition of his real-life father Martin Sheen. Hopefully Leno helps because if not, those super low licensing fees will look like even less of a bargain to the program’s cable home going forward. Continue Reading
Charlie Sheen took to Jimmy Fallon last night to drum up buzz for the return of his FX comedy Anger Management. The show does not even come close to Two and a Half Men’s ratings, but it performed well enough to trigger a 90-episode order which the cable network will air almost non-stop starting this week. Why are they doing that? Replay revenue that will almost certainly make the network’s gamble on Sheen pay off. Continue Reading
Well, this is certainly interesting. Remember when Anger Management triggered that 90-episode renewal upon hitting ratings goals with its first 10 episodes? Fans knew immediately that Lionsgate intended to go non-stop on production in part to keep Charlie Sheen busy (a tactic to keep their star out of trouble,) but they did not know how soon FX would air them. That was up for debate until today when FX blew our minds with a number none of us saw coming.
The cable channel has just revealed that they will be airing 45 episodes a year with almost every Thursday night featuring a new episode for the next two years. That’s right. By time 2015 hits, the world will see 100 installments of Charlie Sheen’s Two and a Half Men follow-up. FX Chief John Landgraf made the announcement earlier today at TCA. Continue Reading
Over the past few days, the internet has amused itself over the religious rants of 19-year-old actor Angus T. Jones about his CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. He is best known as the ‘half man’ on the program that used to star since departed actor Charlie Sheen which makes this revelation all the more interesting. The story as a whole has resided for the most part in tabloids, but now some information has come to light that has our ears open again.
Less than two months out from the return of Anger Management to FX and on the heels of a 90-episode order for the series, Charlie Sheen has seen fit to casually extend an offer to his former co-star to join the program saying, “My former nephew is welcome at the Goodson Anger Management home anytime.” He would be the second high-profile addition to the show since its inception as Charlie’s own father Martin Sheen has been added in a recurring role near the end of the show’s first season. Continue Reading
Just to solidify things, FX has confirmed return dates for Justified and Anger Management in addition to those for Archer and Totally Biased. Justified will find its way back on the small screen as early as January 8th, but the surprise here might be the early return of Anger Management only nine days later. The Charlie Sheen-led program is pumping out episode after episode following the receipt of a 90-episode order which Lionsgate has said they will accelerate production on, giving the show’s cable home flexibility in when they would like to air them. FX is getting good first-run viewership with Anger Management, but the money will be in replays which is why there is incentive for the network to air as many episodes a year as they can. Replaying ten episodes over and over again is not exactly a big audience draw. Continue Reading
As expected, FX went through with the 90-episode order of Anger Management they were on the hook for as it was announced today that the show has met the obligated ratings goal to trigger the deal. What this means is that Lionsgate will move forward with supplying some 40 episodes a year to the cable network and presumably start working out broadcast syndication deals.
Of course, FX will have first run priority and will not be obligated to air all those installments at once, but considering that the goal was to build a block of repeat comedy programming, they might just surprise us and air something in the realm of 20+ episodes a year. That is just speculation though as the real details today come after the jump via an official press release. Continue Reading
Less than two weeks ago, it was announced that Martin Sheen would be joining the cast of his son’s FX comedy Anger Management. His role would be none other than that of Charlie’s dad which brings us to what we are seeing today. Here is the teaser promo for next week’s episode suitably titled Charlie’s Dad Visits in which the West Wing actor debuts on the multi-camera sitcom. This will be the first of many stints Martin has on Anger Management as he is contracted to that 90-episode pickup that FX is said to be on the hook for assuming ratings goals are met. Continue Reading
Charlie Sheen has had no problems bringing in people he has known or worked with in the past for his new FX series. This was best evidenced when even his ex-wife Denise Richards showed up for an episode earlier this season, but what we are hearing today is a bit beyond that. Word is that Charlie’s real life father Martin Sheen has been set to become a series regular as the actor’s on-screen father. Continue Reading
Last night saw yet another round of promotion for Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management as the comedy’s lead took to Jimmy Kimmel Live to help reverse the trend of shrinking viewership. The show is already below 3 million viewers per outing and it might be destined to drop further suggesting that such offerings do not belong on FX after all. Either way, it is far from a death blow at the actor’s credibility as a leading man seeing how millions showed up a few weeks ago to make Anger Management the top scripted comedy debut in cable history. Continue Reading
Charlie Sheen’s new FX series is in some bad need of some press, so the actor took to The Tonight Show last night to help get the word out. Apparently, Anger Management is well off its series highs and while it remains the network’s Thursday night leader, nobody knows for sure how many more viewers will be lost in the weeks ahead. It is completely conceivable that the show could end up performing worse than Wilfred or even Louie, but that is for another day.
Today we focus on Charlie’s most recent talk show interview where he addressed the rumors that he may become an American Idol judge. Much to our amusement, the actor never even heard from the reality series’ producers in the first place making this purely a piece of tabloid fiction. He reportedly thought it was wise to send out his terms to the press anyways just in case the folks at Fox wanted to buy in, but ultimately it sounds like a horrible idea so this should put those rumors to bed. Continue Reading
Last week’s stellar viewership numbers of Anger Management were not going to last. Continue Reading
Charlie Sheen’s new scripted comedy Anger Management is off to a nice start. Continue Reading
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon welcome Charlie Sheen back to the show on Monday evening. The actor is out promoting his soon-to-premiere FX series Anger Management, so naturally that warranted a sit-down with Fallon as he partook in a few sketched with the host over the past year.
Here is the appearance which also included a batting practice segment post-interview.