October 28th, 2011
11:18 AM ET
Not an entire year has passed since Charlie Sheen was fired oh-so-publicly from his job on "Two and a Half Men," but you can already expect to see the actor back to his old sitcom ways - but on a new show.
As we reported earlier, Sheen's set to star in a sitcom called "Anger Management," one based off the Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson feature of the same name that was released in 2003.
The movie told the story of a businessman who was sent to an anger management program only to meet an unstable counselor.
According to Deadline, Sheen will portray a variation of Nicholson's crazy therapist, and the producer of that film, Joe Roth, is executive producing the series along with Sheen and "Drew Carey Show" creator Bruce Helford, who will also serve as writer.
Sheen explained at the time that he chose "'Anger Management' because, while it might be a big stretch to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it's a great concept." Plus, he added, the program "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."
FX clearly thinks this is a smart move as well, since the network has picked up the show for a trial 10-episode run. According to Entertainment Weekly, "Anger Management" will debut next summer.
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