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Saturday 20 September 2014

Sheen to return in new TV sitcom

Charlie Sheen was axed from Two and a Half Men in March

Charlie Sheen is planning his TV comeback in Anger Management, a new sitcom based on the 2003 film of the same name.

No network is attached to the series, which will be produced by Lionsgate Television and distributed by a subsidiary, Debmar-Mercury.

Lionsgate said the former Two and a Half Men star will retain a "significant ownership stake" in the show. Names of co-stars and a production start date have not been disclosed yet.

In the film, which starred Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, a mild-mannered man is ordered to attend group anger-management sessions led by a therapist who needs therapy himself.

The show will be Sheen's first full-time TV job since he was fired from Two And A Half Men in March.

The hit CBS show had made him the highest-paid actor on television earning around 1.8 million dollars an episode, but he was axed from the show after he gave a string of controversial interviews talking about past drug use and repeatedly insulting show runner Chuck Lorre.

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