MUMBAI: Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen is planning his return to series television in Anger Management, a sitcom based on Revolution Studios’ 2003 comedy feature of the same name. Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein will distribute the series that will be produced by Lionsgate Television.
Sheen will retain an ownership stake in the series in which a mild-mannered, non-confrontational man is ordered to attend group anger management sessions led by a therapist who could probably use anger management himself.
Sheen said, "I chose Anger Management because it provides me with ownership in the series, a certain amount of control and the chance to be back in business with Joe Roth."
Roth and Sheen have worked together on five features, including Major League, Young Guns and Three Musketeers.
Roth is currently working with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury and Ice Cube’s Cube Vision on the TBS hit Are We There Yet?
Lionsgate’s Kevin Beggs said, "This show has unique upside while still adhering to our disciplined business model."
Sheen became known to television audiences through his Golden Globe Award-winning role in Spin City. Sheen’s role in Two and A Half Men garnered him an ALMA Award and three Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.