Charlie Sheen’s new show, Anger Management, is poised to be picked up for 90 shows following increasingly positive audience numbers.
Anger Management is a sitcom based on the 2003 Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson movie of the same name. In the TV series, Sheen plays an anger management therapist who also struggles with aggression issues of his own.
The 10-episode season that debuted in June is averaging 3.4 million viewers, with 1.7 million hitting the advertising sweet spot of 18 to 49 year olds, according to the Nielsen ratings service.
Burg said the plan is to shoot the next 44 episodes in succession starting on September 24, then follow up with 46 more episodes that will wrap by October 2014.
Speaking about the success, Sheen's manager, Mark Burg, told the New York Daily News: “To all those network execs who passed on hearing our pitch, (I say), ‘You should have heard it. You should have bought it.
“Lionsgate TV and (executive producer) Bruce Helford have done a great job of including Charlie in the production process, something Warner Bros. TV and Chuck Lorre never did.
“Charlie is thrilled to be working with the writers, crew and actors on this show. This is very much the show he wanted to do. Hopefully, the audience will stay with us."
The show's producers also confirmed that Sheen’s real-life dad, Martin Sheen, will return in a recurring role as his fictional father saying: “Charlie’s excited. He had a great time working with Martin, and vice versa. Who wouldn’t want to work with their kid?”
Sheen himself has spent time in anger management when he was sentenced to 36 hours of therapy, 30 days in a rehabilitation centre and 30 days of probation after he pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-wife, Denise Richards, on Christmas day in 2009.