Charlie Sheen isn't leaving TV anytime soon. FX has renewed Anger Management—its Sheen-starring, Two and a Half Men-esque, multi-camera comedy that's based loosely on the Adam Sandler movie of the same name—for a whopping "back 90" episodes. The network announced the renewal this morning via press release, saying that production on Season 2 will begin at the end of September and the show will return to the air in January.
We pretty much knew this news was coming; it was mostly a matter of when (and frankly I'm kind of surprised the show wasn't renewed earlier). As part of Anger Management's original deal, announced when FX first landed the property, if the show did well enough in the ratings in its first ten episodes, it was guaranteed a 90-episode pickup... thus ensuring that it would hit the 100-episode mark typically required for syndication.
According to FX, Anger Management exceeded exceptions, becoming the highest-rated new comedy series on cable in 2012, and averaging 4.53 million total viewers and 2.5 million adults 18-49 in its first ten episodes.
Did you watch any or all of Season 1? If so, what did you think? Do you think you'll stick around for the long-haul?