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Charlie Sheen Heading Back to Television With 'Anger Management' Series

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Charlie Sheen. (Reuters)

Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" comedy series was picked up by the FX cable channel Thursday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

At least three cable networks bid to broadcast Sheen's return to the small screen according to insiders, but eventually the News Corp. owned cable network won out.

Sheen, 46, was booted from the CBS hit "Two and a Half Men" in March after he railed against the show's executive producer, Chuck Lorre, and his flamboyant partying lifestyle threatened to sideline production.

"I chose 'Anger Management' because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept," Sheen joked this summer after securing a deal to star in the show.

The actor said he hopes his new project will give him "real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control."

The cable sitcom will be loosely based on the 2003 film of the same name that starred funnyman Adam Sandler and actor Jack Nicholson.

FX is owned by News Corp., which also owns NewsCore.

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