“it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues…”
These words, as expressed by Sheen in a statement announcing a new TV show for the actor, sum up what may be Sheen’s saving grace… an ability to recognize that he is, in fact, more than a bit irrational. Now the lightning rod and former Two and A Half Men star confirms he has a new project on the docket.
According to NPR, “Sheen is working with Joe Roth, who’s been a producer on some of Sheen’s films, including Major League and Young Guns, on a TV adaptation of Anger Management, the 2003 film starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. The series would be produced by Lionsgate Television and distributed by Debmar-Mercury, which also handles the TBS shows Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne and Meet The Browns.”
And while Sheen’s charming acknowledgementÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â does help to warm upÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â his potential opponents to seeing him ‘WIN’ again on the small screen, there is one big thing he needs to do before he can call this new project a success….
… get a network onboard.
So far, no networks have officially said they were going to actually take the show just yet. Mind you, there’s a strong liklihood he’ll get someone to take it on based on the potential buzz alone, (and his four million plus Twitter followers indicate he’s not without a fan base.) but a Sheen project seemingly mandates that the network that airs it have a certain brand identity that allows for irreverence, offensiveness and provocative content.
Where do you think the next Charlie Sheen show should call home?