FX has announced that it’s placed an order with Lionsgate for an additional 90 episodes of Charlie Sheen’s latest sit-com Anger Management in a deal that was automatically triggered after the first ten episodes reached an agreed ratings target.
Created by Bruce Helford and based upon the 2003 movie of the same name starring Jack Nicholson, Anger Management began its run in the States back in June where it broke the record for the highest rated prime-time scripted comedy series premiere in cable history, and his since went on to average 4.5 million viewers each week.
“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 exceeded those metrics,” said Chuck Saftler, executive vice president of FX Networks. “Bruce Helford has created a sitcom that works extremely well in our pre-10 PM 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.”
Anger Management sees former Two and a Half Men star Sheen as Dr. Charlie Goodson, an anger management therapist struggling to come to terms with his own anger issues. The series also stars Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions), Shawnee Smith (Saw), Noureen DeWulf (The Back-up Plan), Michael Arden (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Derek Richardson (Hostel), Daniela Bobadilla (Awake) and Barry Corbin (Northern Exposure), while Martin Sheen is set to join the regular cast for the remaining 90 episodes as Charlie’s on-screen father.