This news, to many of you, may simply feel like a formality at this point: There is not going to be any more “Anger Management” on FX.
As SpoilerTV points out using a recent press release, the upcoming December 22 episode of the show will be its last. There are many reasons why this is not a surprise, but the biggest one is just that the ratings were not very good. It got off to a strong start thanks to the presence of Charlie Sheen and all of the hype surrounding his “Two and a Half Men” exit, but the quality of the comedy never quite sustained to the point where this became must-see TV.
Sheen clearly has to think like a winner right now, and we’re not even using that word as a reference to that huge publicity blitz he made so long ago. After all, remember here that he made a gigantic amount of money for doing this series, which he producers and also is involved with in a variety of other ways.
For a while, this model of giving shows gigantic renewals was something that FX was playing with, given that they tried it with Martin Lawrence and George Lopez. However, it turned out to be not nearly as successful at any other turn. While you can market a show around a big comedy star, the challenge is making it more than just a vehicle for them. “Anger Management” had its moments, but none of these comedies are going to be remembered as classics.
Now, we just have to hope for one more “Two and a Half Men” appearance from Sheen before the series ends.
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