The brand new sitcom starring actor Charlie Sheen, is to premiere in the UK on Comedy Central from next month.
Based on the 2003 film of the same name starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, this dark, razor sharp and brutally funny show broke records on its US debut, ranking as the most-watched sitcom premiere in cable history.
In Anger Management, Sheen stars as “Charlie,” a non-traditional therapist specialising in anger management. He has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patient regulars each week, as well as performing pro bono counselling for an inmate group at a state prison.
Prior to his career as a therapist, Charlie was a stalled minor league baseball prospect whose road to the majors was sidetracked by his own struggle with anger issues. After a stint in therapy with the team’s female psychologist – who has since become his life-long best friend – he made it to the majors and had one terrific season before his anger issues put him on the shelf for good. In the final game of his career, he tried to snap a bat over his leg, which resulted in a career-ending injury. That injury led him back to school and his current profession.
Charlie thrives on the chaos in his life while still battling his own anger issues. His life is complicated by his relationships with his own therapist/best friend (Selma Blair), an ex-wife (Shawnee Smith) whose positive outlook, but poor choice in men, frustrates Charlie, and their 13-year-old daughter who has OCD (Daniela Bobadilla).
Blair, Smith, Bobadilla, Michael Arden, and Noureen DeWulf all co-star.
The show airs on Comedy Central UK from Wednesday 12th September at 9pm,