Charlie Sheen to Star in Sitcom Version of Anger Management Movie

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Charlie Sheen is ready for his television comeback.

The former Two and a Half Men star has inked a deal with Lionsgate Television to appear in a new sitcom loosely based on Jack Nicholson's 2003 flick Anger Management.

The 46-year-old Sheen will assume an ownership stake in the Anger Management series, which centers around "a mild-mannered, non-confrontational man ordered to attend group anger management sessions led by a therapist who could probably use some anger management himself," according to a Lionsgate press release.

"I chose Anger Management because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept," Sheen told Us Weekly in a statement Monday. "It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth."

A projected air date for Anger Management — which reunites Sheen with his Major League and Young Guns producer Roth — has yet to be announced. 

By Allison Corneau for Us Weekly. For more Channel Surfing, click here.

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