The Hollywood Reporter (THR.com) has reported that FX Networks has renewed Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management slot for 90 more episodes. The episodes are scheduled to be produced over a two year span and will begin in January.
Part of the initial deal required that Sheen reach a certain amount of viewers during this summer run before moving forward with the 90. Obviously it reached its required threshold.
After the cable show’s premiere on June 28, RollingStone.com reported that Anger Management broke the ratings record with 5.74 million viewers by its second show and today ranks as the most-watched sitcom premiere in cable history.
The first two episodes aired back-to-back on June 28 with the first episode titled “Charlie Goes Back to Therapy” followed by “Charlie and the Slumpbuster.”
During the last three episodes the show lost a significant amount of viewers which many attribute to the Summer Olympics. The final episode, “Charlie Gets Romantic,” aired on August 23.
Anger Management is Sheen’s first acting role since his termination from the CBS sitcom hit, Two and a Half Men, on March 7, 2011.
Do you think Sheen’s past personal headlines have contributed to the large audience ratings during its summer premiere?