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Charlie Sheen confirms 'Anger Management' sitcom plan

July 18, 2011 | 12:50 pm

Charlie Sheen goes into "Anger Management"

Charlie Sheen is no longer an unemployed actor -- but he's also not an actor who's back on TV just yet.

Sheen on Monday confirmed recent rumors that he's adapting the movie "Anger Management" as a sitcom, Show Tracker reported, and will have "a significant ownership stake" in the show.

"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 said in a statement. "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."

The warlock, you might recall, was fired from his previous TV gig, "Two and a Half Men," back in March after clashes with some suit he didn't much like and complications around a few health-type issues.

But don't rush to program that DVR: Even with a production company on board -- Lionsgate Television's Debmar-Mecury -- the project has no production start date and no network inked to bring Sheen back into America's living rooms, Show Tracker said.

"With Charlie's incredible talent and comedic gifts, he remains the leading man of TV sitcoms," said Roth, who paired with Sheen on the "Major League" films and more. "I'm excited to collaborate with him once again."

Charlie Sheen has a new sitcom in the works Sheen will take over the character originated by Jack Nicholson in the 2003 comedy costarring Adam Sandler -- who kind of reminds just a tiny bit of, well, someone else. Thoughts?


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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Top photo: Charlie Sheen in Toronto in April. Credit: George Pimentel / Getty Images

Bottom photos: Jon Cryer, left, and Adam Sandler. Credits: Jason Kempin / Getty Images, left; Chris Pizzello / Associated Press, right.