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Won: Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' gets 90-episode renewal

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Party at Charlie Sheen’s house tonight!

The actor’s comedy series Anger Management was just picked up for a 90-episode renewal, FX announced. “We set a very high ratings bar that included some additional hurdles for Anger Management to earn its back-90 order and the series met and exceed those metrics,” said Chuck Saftler, executive vp of FX.  “Bruce Helford has created a sitcom that works extremely well in our pre-10 p.m. programming lineup. Charlie Sheen and the entire cast did an amazing job in the first ten episodes, which were produced in a very tight window. I have no doubt that the producers and cast will be able to pull off the Herculean task of producing 90 episodes over the next two years.”

Yes, you read that right: Sheen and Co. will have to produce 45 episodes per year. (Hmm, if only there was some kind of substance Sheen could take that would give him a lot of energy and focus…) READ FULL STORY

'Anger Management' week 2 ratings: Charlie Sheen drops

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Everybody expected the ratings for Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management to go down in week 2.

The question was: By how much?

Last week’s Biggest FX Premiere Ever saw the newbie comedy deliver 5.5 million and 5.7 million viewers, respectively, for its back-to-back debut episodes. Thursday night’s followup delivered 3.4 million viewers and 1.7 million adults 18-49.

That’s down 38 percent in viewers and 35 percent in the demo (with a repeat of last week’s Anger Management doing a  solid 2.2 million). READ FULL STORY

Selma Blair cast in Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management'

Selma Blair (Kath & Kim) has landed the female lead role in Charlie Sheen’s new FX comedy Anger Management.

She plays Kate, who’s described as Charlie’s best friend with benefits. She’s a fellow therapist who helps Charlie control his anger and uses radical approaches with patients.

In the show, Sheen plays a therapist with a complicated life, including an ex-wife (Shawnee Smith) and 13-year-old obsessive-compulsive daughter. Anger Management has received a 10-episode initial order from the network, and doesn’t yet have a premiere date.

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Chuck Lorre nearly quit 'Two and a Half Men,' says Charlie Sheen broke his heart

CBS hitmaker Chuck Lorre granted a candid interview with TV Guide, in which he detailed the catastrophic end of his creative collaboration with Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. Lorre says Sheen’s downward spiral “broke my heart. I thought we were on the same road together. I mean, we held hands and prayed when his sons were born prematurely.” All in all, he admitted, “It was a painful year. I’ll be sorting it out for a long time.” Below, we bring you more of 2011′s high- and lowlights, as told by Lorre. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen mourns Patrice O'Neal: 'I will forever be inspired by his nobility, his grace and his epic talent'

Charlie Sheen released a statement via his Twitter in celebration of comedian Patrice O’Neal, who died unexpectedly today at the age of 41. The two met when O’Neal participated in Sheen’s Comedy Central Roast. O’Neal found himself the butt of many jokes about his long-term battle with diabetes. Today, Sheen took a more reverent tone, calling O’Neal “a brilliant man.” See Sheen’s full statement after the jump. READ FULL STORY

5 reasons FX bought Charlie Sheen's sitcom

Why did FX order potentially 100 episodes of a sitcom starring an actor who disastrously flamed out in a media explosion of drugs, hookers, quasi-intelligible rants and legal action just six months ago?

As you know, FX just committed to 10 episodes of Sheen’s Anger Management, a sitcom loosely based on the 2003 film of the same title. If that first batch of episodes earn a certain rating, FX is obligated to buy 90 more. (It’s a go-big-or-go-home style of production deal pioneered by Tyler Perry with TBS comedies like Meet the Browns and House of Payne.) Quipped Time‘s James Poniewozik on Twitter: “I’d advise taping them all in like a week, just to be safe.”

Here’s why FX made a deal with the warlock: READ FULL STORY

FX buys Charlie Sheen comedy 'Anger Management'

Charlie Sheen has found his next home. FX announced today that it has acquired Anger Management, a sitcom loosely based on the 2003 movie of the same name from Joe Roth’s Revolution Studios. The home of Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story has ordered 10 episodes of the comedy from the Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury, and will be written and executive produced by veteran comedy writer Bruce Helford (The Drew Carey Show).

The show will premiere next summer. READ FULL STORY

Chuck Lorre hints at tell-all book in 'Two and a Half Men' vanity card

The legal wrangling may be over, but Two and Half Men‘s Chuck Lorre isn’t completely recovered from his ordeal with Charlie Sheen — despite taking such glee in literally burying his show’s star character last week. After last night’s episode, Lorre’s vanity card referenced the recent legal settlement but hinted that this might not be the producer’s final word on the matter.

“Sometime last year I realized I had become the unwilling contestant in a reality show. I didn’t understand the rules, wasn’t sure if there even were any, and pretty much hated every second of it. For many months I kept hoping and praying that it would end. But it did not. Somewhere along the way, something inside me died. READ FULL STORY

Official: Charlie Sheen settles suit with Warner Bros.

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It’s finally and officially over: Charlie Sheen and Warner Bros. TV have settled their differences.

The studio that produces Two and a Half Men just released this statement: “Warner Bros. TV, Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen have resolved their dispute to the parties’ mutual satisfaction. The pending lawsuit and arbitration will be dismissed as to all parties. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality over the terms of the settlement.”

The payout to Sheen wasn’t disclosed, though some publications have speculated it to be as high as $25 million.

Warner Bros. TV pink-slipped the actor last winter after he publicly derided Men creator Chuck Lorre. Sheen fought back in March by filing a $100 million suit demanding payment for unproduced episodes and compensation for the crew while claiming the studio “wrongfully attributed the suspension of the series and termination of Mr. Sheen’s contract on Mr. Sheen’s alleged statements, conduct, and condition, despite the fact that Mr. Sheen is in compliance with his contract.”

At the 63rd Annual Emmys earlier this month, Sheen seemed to indicate that a settlement was on the horizon after making an unexpected appearance to say ”I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to everybody at Two and a Half Men. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you will continue to make great television.”

Sheen is focused on developing a new sitcom called Anger Management with Lionsgate TV and veteran TV scribe Bruce Helford (The Drew Carey Show).

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Charlie Sheen roast ratings set network record (but it's a lot less than 'Men')

Have Comedy Central viewers ever been more ready and willing to see a celebrity roasted than Charlie Sheen?

Apparently not: Monday night’s telecast became the network’s most-watched roast ever, drawing 6.4 million viewers — roughly double the audience of previous roasts for the likes of David Hasselhoff and Donald Trump. The 90-minute telecast ripped Sheen’s drug use, relationships with women and losing his Two and a Half Men job. Of course, as big of a number as that is for Comedy Central, it’s still a lot less than the 28 million that tuned into his former sitcom. The roast aired shortly after CBS set ratings records without Sheen on its revamped Men starring Ashton Kutcher.

As harsh as the comics and celebrities were to Sheen, the roast wasn’t as rough as the original taping. Jokes that were cut from the Comedy Central show include a punchline that referenced the tragic 2003 nightclub fire during a Great White concert, and a joke about Casey Anthony’s deceased toddler.

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Charlie Sheen's Comedy Central Roast: Did it go too far?

It’s been an interesting year for Charlie Sheen. From getting fired from his gig on Two and a Half Men to flooding Twitter with non-sensical ramblings (#winning anyone?), and most recently, appearing on the Emmys to wish his old co-stars good luck, he’s had his share of ups and downs. And tonight, he got called out for them.

Comedians Seth MacFarlane, Jon Lovitz, Jeffrey Ross and Mike Tyson (?), among others, were all on-hand for Sheen’s sometimes brutal Comedy Central roast, which aired shortly after his character’s mock funeral on Two and a Half Men (poetic timing much?).

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Charlie Sheen presents Emmy, addresses 'Men' team

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Charlie Sheen took the Emmy stage Sunday night and presented the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series. The actor called the award “my old category” and then declared:

“I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to everybody at Two and a Half Men.” Sheen paused dramatically, then said: “From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you will continue to make great television.” Fox and producers were reportedly pressured by Men showrunner Chuck Lorre to drop the actor from the telecast. But see, that wasn’t so bad, right? READ FULL STORY

Fox pressured to cut Charlie Sheen from Emmy Awards broadcast: report

Producers of the Emmy Awards have been asked to cut Charlie Sheen from its telecast, Deadline is reporting. Apparently Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre has asked John Schaffner, the chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, to eliminate Sheen’s planned appearance. According to the report, Warner Bros. TV simultaneously asked Fox whether Sheen could be dropped from the broadcast, but as of now, there are still plans to have Sheen appear during the ceremony. There’s also the possibility that he will be presenting the award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, a category which includes nominees Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki from Lorre’s series The Big Bang Theory. A representative from Fox says that they are unaware of any such demands and so cannot confirm or deny the reports.

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