FX Renews Charlie Sheen's Anger Management for 90 Episodes

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?

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I seriously cannot wait! 10 Episodes for season 1 was not enough, and im really glad that this show has been renewed for 90 episodes, i thought i wouldnt like it, but i was wrong, if you havent seen it, SEE IT NOW!
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With Charlie you can't go wrong. Go on uncle Charlie !
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This show is terrible...couldn't even make it through the pilot.
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The show is entertaining, Charlie, Selma Blar and Shawnee Smith have a great chemistry together, however the rest of the cast is pretty average, even when it come to their writing and dialogue, it's like the producers are not even trying to make them interesting.
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The show's alright. The cast definitely got some great chemistry (Selma Blair and Sheen are always awesome together), but it definitely needs to get funnier.



Toward the end of the its first season, though, the series seems to have learn what would and wouldn't work for them, so I expect it to get better when it comes back.
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It needs to be more funny, definitely more risqu and they need to get rid of that annoying laugh track. I like the daughter (Daniela Bobadilla) but wife (Shawnee Smith) is kinda annoying, like she can't deliver a line without trying not laugh.
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The show is not THAT good... but I guess FX noticed that people will watch anything with Charlie Sheen on it, no matter what.
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The show is not THAT good... but I guess FX noticed that people will watch anything with Charlie Sheen on it, no matter what.
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The problem with this show is that Charlie's patients are so boring and never funny, but when they're not there and it's only Charlie and his family or friends, it's a pretty good show! They should kick all three actors who play his patients and instead have a guest patient or subject on every episode.
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What are you doing, FX? You're one of the few networks with consistent quality comedy. This....this isn't good.
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seriously fx. i couldn't watch that show even 1 full episode.

May be "it is not the sheen we want, it is the sheen we deserve" :P
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I wanted to like it, I tried to like it, but I couldn't even get through the whole season. What a waste of time.
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AHAHAHAHA! Good job FX, make a moronic agreement and now you're stuck with 100 episodes of garbage nobody will be watching in a year.
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It is an easy to watch show.

Empty your mind, vacation for the brain...



Atleast it better be ... you don't want it there watching this show..

It is too bad really.. had pretty high expectations it could have been awesome.

However they chose to live of star cast and controverse.



Canned laughter never helps aswell
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I LOOOOVVVVEEEEE this show.I am so happy right now by this news.Watched an entire first season and loved it.
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this is such a crap show!! I started the first episode and fell asleep.
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Didn't yet watch. And, actually, I will only watch if it's not some bogus sitcom with canned laughter. Can anyway confirm or deny that? I can't stand canned laughter...I mean don't need some network scum to tell me when something is funny.
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I couldn't agree more - canned laughter should be banned; I don't understand why this shit still exists - we're in 2012, for Christ's sake!!

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Ok nevermind, I just caught a clip on youtube and yes it definitely has disgusting canned laughter. Ugh! Well I officially couldn't care less about this show. Bummer.
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So glad it was picked up! Love the show and love many of the actors/actresses!!

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Fringe deserves 90 episodes, not Anger Management.
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With the 13 this season, Fringe will have a total of 100 episodes. So, congratulations on your successful write-in campaign.
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THIS. THISTHISTHIS.
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This is ridiculous. It's an average sitcom at best, despite the numbers. And what happens when Charlie has another blowout? Will they get Wilmer Valderrama to replace him for 75 episodes?
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I love this show!!

I hope he dont start saying GD.

I dont want to have to stop watching this show
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Hmmm. Guess I'll have to not watch 100 episodes instead of only not watching 10.
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just means there is another 90 episodes that I won't be watching
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But on the other hand, if it keeps Mr. Sheen from touring anymore, that's a good thing, right? I mean, unless you live in Los Angeles.
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What a complete waste of money! :O
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I for one am a huge fan of Anger Management. I'm glad of the renewal and the 90 episode pick up, which means it will be on for a long time.
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Better than his other show, and far better than any show with "girls, girl, baby daddy, soul, etc. "in their titles.

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SUCK THAT ALL CHARLIE SHEEN HATERS. HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!
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In a fair world, Archer would be renewed for 900 episodes. In the world we live in, it'll probably get cancelled before this brainless comedy. Some offence.
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A show like this is beneath FX, most of their shows are brilliant, except for this one. I only saw the first 2 episodes and I wanted to like it but couldn't, it was really bad.
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I saw the first two episodes. It was kind of arduous really. If I ever see so much as a clip again, I may hurt myself or others. You know, in my mad dash to fast forward past it.
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i bet there's a clause for ratings though... but very interesting plan lol.
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couldn't bring myself up to watch even the first episode.
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This could be some sort of record of episodes ordered, at least for a non-syndicated show. But what happens if the ratings tank next year?

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"what happens if the ratings tank next year?"



It goes to NBC.





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TBS did the same deal with Tyler Perry
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Good point.
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Didn't make it 10 seconds in.
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Then you're retarded. You cannot develop a real opinion about a show in a pilot episode. If you only give it "10 seconds" you're a moron. Your loss.
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I did give it 2 episodes and then wished I'd stopped at 10 seconds.
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Ha ha - love your answer! Real great!

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I saw the season premiere -- two episodes -- and was planning on watching the third, but as that next Thursday rolled around, I realized I had absolutely no desire to keep watching, and stopped.



So, to be fair, I probably didn't give the show a long enough leash or chance or whatever to know if it sucked or how good it could turn out to be, but the first two episodes didn't do anything for me. But whether it got better or not, NINETY EPISODES?! That's insane.
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I watched the 2-3 first episodes, then I jumped back in when President Bartlett came to visit. I didn't really like it to begin with, but it's not a bad show, it's just not the right pick for FX in my opinion.



Also, didn't one of you guys (Probably Tim) say that it wasn't a sure bet anymore that it would return.. Like.. Earlier this week?
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Yeah, I believe that had to do with the season finale getting some fairly poor ratings. Looks like those ratings didn't deter FX into giving this show a HUGE pickup.
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