Hollywood is apparently under the impression that ‘Anger Management’, Adam Sandlers 6th most popular movie that was released 8 years ago, has been begging to be turned into a TV show. And so that’s what they’re gonna do, and as Charlie Sheens can’t-miss comeback project no less!
Entertainment Tonight declares…
“It’s official. Charlie Sheen is returning to sitcom TV.”
Except that he’s not. All he’s doing is filming a pilot. There’s no network set to air it yet. That part is generally considered to be pretty important.
Loosely based on the 2003 comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson, the new show would find Sheen in the Nicholson role as an anger management counselor who seems to have a few anger issues of his own.
The project reunites the former “Two and a Half Men” star with producer Joe Roth, who worked with him on such films as ‘Major League,’ ‘Young Guns’ and ‘Three Musketeers.’
Oh, well if Joe Roth is producing it, it’s bound to be good.
“I chose ‘Anger Management’ because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept,” Sheen says. “It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth.”
First of all, casting Sheen in the Nicholson role, where he has to do lots of yelling, is a dumb idea. It’s the opposite of every comedy Sheen has ever done. Second of all, this is just a pilot. The 4 major networks ordered 39 sitcom pilots last year. Only 9 of those ever actually made it on the air (*). At best this will end up on second-tier basic cable, on some channel that needs attention. No real network is gonna trust Charlie Sheen with a TV show. I wouldn’t even trust Charlie Sheen to have the fucking remote.