Published October 28, 2011
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."
FX is owned by News Corp., which also owns NewsCore.