Charlie Sheen will be delivering a shot of tiger blood to Comedy Central’s schedules later this year when his new sitcom Anger Management makes its UK debut.
The show sees Sheen cast in the role of a former baseball player-turned-therapist who attempts to deal with clients’ anger management issues whilst struggling with his own psychological problems.
It premiered in the USA on June 28 to largely positive reviews, with the Wall Street Journal praising the show for being “usually funny” and “often clever”.
Comedy Central already broadcasts Sheen’s former TV vehicle, Two and a Half Men, and picked up his new show’s rights at a screening in LA in May.
“Anger Management was the funniest show from this year’s screenings – Charlie is back and on incredible form,” said Chris Collie, Director of Programming for Comedy Central.
The Lionsgate-made show is loosely based on the 2003 Adam Sandler movie of the same title, and broke cable TV records in the States with its launch episode, becoming the most-watched series premiere of all time.
Lionsgate International TV executive Peter Iacono expressed enthusiasm for the show’s British acquisition, saying: “We believe that Comedy Central is the perfect home for Anger Management in the U.K.
“The show is off to a record-breaking start in the U.S., and we expect it to have similar resonance with audiences around the world.”
Anger Management will premiere on Comedy Central during the autumn.