What is next for Charlie Sheen as “Anger Management” is drawing to close? Standing as one of the most entertaining and controversial comedians in showbiz, the 49-year-old bad boy and previous star of the wildly popular show “Two and a Half Men” will be saying goodbye to FX. The network bosses decided to cancel the comedy series due to “slipping ratings”. Despite the bad news, Sheen is still very proud of what they have accomplished in the 100-episode, two season run.
The actor said:
“I am beyond proud of what we accomplished over the course of 100 episodes of Anger Management.” ”We created something uniquely special with some of the most talented individuals I have ever had the privilege to work with. My sincere thanks to all for their unwavering love and support. Here’s to the next chapter.”
Sheen was fired from “Two and a Half Men” following controversial comments about the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre, and CBS. The comedian is well-known for his off-screen antics which include booze, woman and the occasional run in with the law, but his ongoing pattern of inappropriate behavior and negative comments toward Lorre and the network landed him in hot water. FX immediately capitalized on the opportunity to launch “Anger Management” which stars Sheen, and features his father Martin Sheen. The Series broke a ratings record with 5.74 million viewers on its series debut night, which ranks as the most-watched sitcom premiere in cable history. The show is based on the movie of the same name starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, “Anger Management” which premiered in 2012.
Rest assured Sheen fans, this is not the last we will see of the comedian. In the meantime, “Two and a Half Men” which now stars Ashton Kutcher as Sheen’s replacement is also coming to an end. IGN says (via The Wrap) Kutcher told DeGeneres on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” “that the series finale hasn’t been shot yet, but he knows how it ends. However, the actor was dodgy when it came to giving any details, saying, “I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about it… I’m scared. Yeah, I’m a little terrified.”
The site added:
“DeGeneres then flat-out asked Kutcher whether or not Sheen will make an appearance in the finale, to which an arm-flailing-yet-silent Kutcher finally said, “If you’re working on the Warner Bros. lot, if there’s sirens, come save me!” Sensing his discomfort as a sign of being right, Degeneres said, “So Charlie comes back,” to which Kutcher denied he’d actually said that, all while grinning and giggling.”
Additional source: torontosun.com