Exclusive Interview: Selma Blair deals with ANGER MANAGEMENT

Selma Blair in ANGER MANAGEMENT - Season 1 | ©2012 FX

ANGER MANAGEMENT has had ten successful episodes on FX basic cable. FX had made an unprecedented deal with the show’s producers, who include star Charlie Sheen – if the half-hour comedy did well enough in its initial ten, FX would pick up ninety more episodes, probably the biggest back-end order in the history of scripted TV. As ANGER MANAGEMENT creator/executive producer Bruce Helford points out, the series is produced at an accelerated speed, shooting two episodes a week. “There’s no real rehearsal for the show,” he explains. “Literally, the actors get the lines, we see the scene on its feet, […]Read On »

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TV Review: ANGER MANAGEMENT – Season 1 – “Charlie Dates Kate’s Patient”

Shawnee Smith, Kristen Renton and Charlie Sheen in ANGER MANAGEMENT - Season 1 - "Charlie Dates Kate's Patient" | ©2012 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Charlie Sheen, Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Noureen DeWulf, Michael Arden, Derek Richardson, Writer: Shauna McGarry Director: Sam Simon Network: FX, Thursday nights Airdate: July 28, 2012 Several weeks in and ANGER MANAGEMENT is still struggling to find its voice and tone. There are sparks of potential here and there, but it’s a series that still has an identity crisis. With “Charlie Dates Kate’s Patient” the premise is pretty much laid out in the title. Charlie (Charlie Sheen) has been sleeping with his long time booty call Kate (Selma Blair) for some time. Even after she started to […]Read On »

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TV Review: ANGER MANAGEMENT – Season 1 – “Charlie Tries Sleep Deprivation”

Charlie Sheen and Shawnee Smith in ANGER MANAGEMENT - Season 1 - "Charlie Tries Sleep Deprivation" | ©2012 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Charlie Sheen, Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Noureen DeWulf, Michael Arden, Derek Richardson, Writer:  Dave Caplan Director:  Bob Koherr Network: FX, Thursday nights Airdate: July 7, 2012 It’s no surprise why the Sheen (pun intended) is off in the second week of the new FX series ANGER MANAGEMENT. Everyone wanted to see what happened after Charlie Sheen was fired from TWO AND A HALF MEN and what jumping into a brand new sitcom would bring. The results were so-so in its first week – nothing earth-shattering funny, some potentially interesting characters yet it was a sitcom still in […]Read On »

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TV Review: ANGER MANAGEMENT – Season 1 – “Charlie Goes Back To Therapy” – Series Premiere

Charlie Sheen in ANGER MANAGEMENT - Season 1 | ©2012 FX/Frank Ockenfels

Stars: Charlie Sheen, Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Noureen DeWulf, Michael Arden, Derek Richardson Teleplay and Television Story:  Bruce Helford Director:  Andy Cadiff Network: FX, Thursday nights Airdate: June 28, 2012 All eyes have been on former TWO AND A HALF MEN star Charlie Sheen ever since last year’s meltdown and his subsequent rehabilitation tour which culminates with the debut of his new comedy on FX called ANGER MANAGEMENT. After getting fired from MEN in one of the most deranged downward spirals in history, Sheen has somehow found a way to rise from the ashes and work through his […]Read On »

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TCA News: Update on new Charlie Sheen FX series ANGER MANAGEMENT

Charlie Sheen at the 2006 Summer CBS Party at the Television Critics | ©2006 Sue Schneider

Even though FX has picked up the new Charlie Sheen sitcom ANGER MANAGEMENT created by Bruce Helford, President and General Manager of the FX network says that he was initially skeptical of the pitch before he heard it. “Charlie was there, as was the creator and showrunner and it was really an excellent pitch,” says Landgraf. “It’s funny, complicated and the character Charlie ought to be playing at this point. He’s playing a character who has a checkered past and wants to do more positive things in life. He has a complicated relationship with his 13-year old daughter and a […]Read On »

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