When “Anger Management” premiered on FX earlier this summer to some cable records, many assumed that it was going to be a lock that the sitcom would receive the 90-episode renewal that it was promised if it met certain ratings thresholds. However, the show sputtered at times creatively throughout its journey, and also suffered in the ratings thanks in part to everything from the Olympics to other new programming.
At the end of the day, though, none of this mattered and we are officially going to see more of Sheen on TV again beginning early next year. FX made their decision official today, and here is what Chuck Saftler of the network had to say in a statement:
“We set a very high ratings bar that included some additional hurdles for Anger Management to earn its back-90 order and the series met and exceeded those metrics … Bruce Helford has created a sitcom that works extremely well in our pre-10 PM programming lineup. Charlie Sheen and the entire cast did an amazing job in the first ten episodes, which were produced in a very tight window. I have no doubt that the producers and cast will be able to pull off the Herculean task of producing 90 episodes over the next two years.”
Thanks to this announcement, Charlie’s own father Martin Sheen is going to be joining the show moving forward in a little bit more of a permanent capacity. His character (also named Martin) made an guest appearance during the first ten episodes and was pretty well-received.
Are you excited for this news, and what sort of changes do you think that “Anger Management” as a series needs to make in order for the next 90 episodes to perform well? To check out our review of last week’s finale, be sure and head over to the link here.