‘Anger Management’: Martin Sheen to join Charlie pending renewal

Based on what FX programming head John Landgraf said at the network’s TCA event on Saturday morning, it is looking rather likely that Charlie Sheen and “Anger Management” — the network’s highest-rated comedy of the summer — are going to be receiving a monstrous renewal on 90 episodes so long as the ratings stay steady the rest of the way.

Landgraf suggested while at the event that if the series is renewed, we are going to see a brand-new series regular courtesy of Charlie’s own father in Martin Sheen. The network also announced that both the critically-acclaimed “Louie” and the new late-night series “Brand X” hosted by Russell Brand would also each be returning for more. As for another part of their comedy block in “Wilfred,” the outlook is still positive despite there being on official announcement yet.

When you look at mere ratings alone, it’s pretty clear that the “Anger Management” audience has dropped by a pretty big degree since it first started — it’s lost about half of its total viewership, but over the past three weeks it has leveled off and is still a better series overall in the numbers than any of the other comedies in the lineup. With that in mind, it’s a great lead-in that ensures that “Wilfred” and “Louie” get as many opportunities as they can to be successful.

As our recent review indicates, we actually do think that “Anger Management” is improving — and that bodes well for if they get in an actor of Martin Sheen’s caliber to help oversee things even more.

Do you think that Sheen’s show is worthy of a renewal based on everything that we have seen from it so far? We want to hear from you below!

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