If there was ever a person who personified the saying, “a train wreck waiting to happen” it would be Charlie Sheen. FX who has always been on the cutting edge of marketing their shows is using that expectation to their advantage in their latest trailer for Anger Management, Sheen’s upcoming comedy that will start by airing the first two episodes, June 28 at 9pm for the premiere and 9:30pm for episode 2. The following eight episodes will air on subsequent Thursdays at 9:30pm, with the previous week’s episode airing at 9pm. Check out this trailer for the show.
Anger Management is based on the film that starred Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. Sheen plays a former minor-league baseball player, named “Charlie,” whose career was shortened by his own anger issues and a career-ending injury. Charlie goes back to school and becomes therapist who specializes in non-traditional methods and treating some special patients such as prison inmates. For the most part, Charlie gets his life back on track, but all is not well because his family and friends make his coping an everyday struggle.
Joining Sheen are Selma Blair (Hellboy), Shawnee Smith (Becker), Michael Arden (Source Code), Daniela Bobadilla (Awake), and Noureen DeWulf (Hawthorne). Bruce Helford (The Drew Carrey Show) is the Executive Producer/ Showrunner and Joe Roth, Mark Burg, and Dave Caplan are Executive Producers.
Only in Hollywood can anyone get a “24th chance,” and while it seems that Sheen should have run out of chances, he has managed to pull it all together and land on his feet once again. Considering how Sheen’s last train wreck with substance abuse and clash with producer Chuck Lorre led to his abrupt departure on Two and a Half Men, this is a huge risk by FX. But if there are no incidents, Sheen has a good track record. The concept of Anger Management appears to play to Sheen’s strengths and the perfect show to get his acting career back in working order.
What do you think of the trailer and are you adding Anger Management to your summer TV calendar? Will you tune in because you hope the show is good or because you’re hoping to see a train wreck? Share your thoughts below!