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FX Schedules Out ‘Anger Management’ Sessions, Summer Comedies

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Well, chances are Charlie Sheen had to go somewhere after being dropped from ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and it might as well be somewhere that allows more adult comedy than CBS.

FX has finally scheduled out the long-publicized debut of Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ project, which takes its name as a loose adaptation of the 2003 Jack Nicholson / Adam Sandler film of the same name. 

Thursday, June 28 will see the debut of FX’s summer comedy slate, starting with two back-to-back episodes of ‘Anger Management’ at 9/8 p.m. Central.  The following week, Thursday, July 5 will see ‘Anger Management’ settling into its regular time slot of 9:30 p.m., following a repeat of the series.

According to the FX press release, the official synopsis of ‘Anger Management’ is as follows:

Sheen stars as “Charlie,” a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Michael Arden, and Noureen DeWulf co-star. He has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patients each week, as well as performing pro bono counseling 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 anger management therapy, 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 to 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, an ex-wife whose positive outlook but poor choice in men frustrates Charlie, and their 13-year-old daughter who has obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Shades of ‘Major League,’ anybody?

Immediately after the June 28 debut of ‘Anger Management’ will see the season 2 premiere of Elijah Wood comedy ‘Wilfred’ at 10:00 p.m. (and guest starring Robin Williams!), followed by the season 3 premiere of funnyman Louis C.K.’s dramedy ‘Louie’ at 10:30 p.m.

Finally, 11:00 p.m. will see the debut of UK comedian Russell Brand’s ‘Strangely Uplifting,’ a late-night audience-interactive comedy series that features Brand’s “unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture.”

Will you check out the lean, mean, Sheen machine’s latest venture, or sit back snarking out “LOSING!” every time it airs?  What FX shows are you most excited to return?  Hit us up with your picks and nix in the comments below!

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