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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Oct 02, 2012
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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Sep 21, 2012
With Charlie you can't go wrong. Go on uncle Charlie !
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Sep 02, 2012
This show is terrible...couldn't even make it through the pilot.
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Sep 01, 2012
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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Sep 01, 2012
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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Aug 31, 2012
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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Aug 31, 2012
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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Aug 31, 2012
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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Aug 31, 2012
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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Aug 31, 2012
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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Aug 31, 2012
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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Aug 31, 2012
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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Aug 31, 2012
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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Aug 31, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
this is such a crap show!! I started the first episode and fell asleep.
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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
So glad it was picked up! Love the show and love many of the actors/actresses!!

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Aug 30, 2012
Fringe deserves 90 episodes, not Anger Management.
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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
THIS. THISTHISTHIS.
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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
just means there is another 90 episodes that I won't be watching
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Aug 30, 2012
What a complete waste of money! :O
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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
SUCK THAT ALL CHARLIE SHEEN HATERS. HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!
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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
i bet there's a clause for ratings though... but very interesting plan lol.
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Aug 30, 2012
couldn't bring myself up to watch even the first episode.
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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
TBS did the same deal with Tyler Perry
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Aug 30, 2012
Good point.
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Aug 30, 2012
Didn't make it 10 seconds in.
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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
I did give it 2 episodes and then wished I'd stopped at 10 seconds.
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Aug 30, 2012
Ha ha - love your answer! Real great!

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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
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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Aug 30, 2012
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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