Tele Munchen Gets Anger Management with Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen’s returning to series TV with a starring role in Lionsgate Television’s Anger Management, and in one of the largest sitcom deals in the territory, Tele Munchen Group (TMG) picked up the Germany, Austria and German speaking Switzerland distribution rights to the show. Anger Management is inspired by the Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson feature film of the same name and will find Sheen playing an ex-professional baseball player with anger management issues.

Co-starring with Sheen in the new series are Shawnee Smith and Selma Blair. Bruce Helford is the head writer and the series’ show runner.

“We’re delighted to extend our longstanding relationship with TMG, and we believe their media leadership and reach make them a perfect partner in the German speaking territories of Europe,” stated Jim Packer, President of Lionsgate Worldwide Television and Digital Distribution. “We expect Anger Management to entertain audiences for many years to come, and we’re pleased to continue the strong momentum we’ve already developed in selling this series in territories around the world.”

Filming will begin on March 19, 2012, with Anger Management set to premiere in June. And in an unprecedented deal, FX committed to an “initial order of 100 episodes – subject only to the first ten episodes exceeding a certain ratings level which was pre-negotiated between FX and Lionsgate.”

Source: Tele Munchen Group (TMG) – February 23, 2012