It's something of a crying shame that the new comedy getting the most attention tonight (buzz-wise, though certainly not critically), and which almost certainly will attract the widest audience (of morbidly curious rubber-neckers, but who's counting) is by far the least worthy of attention or respect.
We're talking, of course, about Anger Management, bowing on FX with back-to-back episodes (9/8c) following a 12-hour marathon of Two and a Half Men repeats (starting at 9 am/8c) selected — so we're told — by Charlie Sheen himself.
Charlie Sheen, Anger Management
Anger Management star Charlie Sheen knows a thing or two about going off the rails.
Perhaps that's why the latest promo for the new FX comedy features Sheen stepping onto a railroad track and making a train derail.
The series, an adaptation of the 2003 movie of the same name, stars the former Two and a Half Men actor as an-ex baseball who has problems controlling his rage. So, naturally, he ends up becoming an anger management therapist himself.
Test audiences like Charlie Sheen's Anger Management
Check out the new promo for the series, which also stars...
Charlie Sheen will no doubt be happy about winning this round: Test audiences who viewed his upcoming FX series Anger Management gave it the thumbs up.
Brett Butler has joined the cast of Charlie Sheen's FX series Anger Management, Deadline reports.
Two and a Half Men
When all hell broke loose this year on Two and a Half Men, and it was clear that his relationship with star Charlie Sheen had turned toxic, executive producer Chuck Lorre came up with a way to end the madness.
"I offered to quit the show last winter," Lorre, 59, reveals for the first time.
Roseanne Barr took to her blog Monday to defend Charlie Sheen and took multiple digs at his Two and a Half Men boss (and former Roseanne series writer) Chuck Lorre.
"I never really worked with [Lorre], as he was mostly drunk when he was on my show," the former sitcom star wrote on her blog, which also alleged she fired Lorre for...
Charlie Sheen may think that he's winning, but Brett Butler knows he's fighting a losing battle.
It was 13 years ago that ABC and producers Carsey-Werner opted to pull the plug on Butler's hit sitcom, Grace Under Fire, after deciding that her addiction to painkillers left her in no condition to continue working. Now living on a farm in Georgia and celebrating 12 years of sobriety, Butler says she's still aghast at the events that led to her show's...
Does Two and a Half Men minus Charlie Sheen equal zero?
Executives at CBS and Warner Bros. TV — who on February 24 decided to shut down production for the remainder of the season — are just beginning to sift through the carnage left in the wake of Sheen's tirades, in which the actor trashed his boss, Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, among other targets. But so far, the prognosis isn't good for TV's most-watched comedy.
Every time Sheen throws another slur at Lorre — whose given name is Charles Michael Levine, even though Sheen insists on calling him "Chaim" — the door to a ninth season ofthe show comes closer to shutting for good....
Peggy Rea, a famed TV character actress, died Feb. 5 of congestive heart failure at her Toluca Lake, Calif. home, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 89.
Rea was best known for playing...
Neil Patrick Harris by Cliff Lipson/CBS, Brett Butler courtesy Brett Butler
It wasn't easy, but How I Met Your Mother has finally located the middle-aged woman with whom Barney lost his virginity many moons ago. Veteran character actress Stephanie Faracy whose most recent credits include episodes of Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy and Will & Grace has landed the plum part. She replaces onetime sitcom star Brett Butler (Grace Under Fire), who showed up for work on Wednesday but was quickly let go after it was mutually decided that the role wasn't a good fit. (That explains why, as astute Ausiello Report readers can attest, a story I had announcing Butler's casting was quickly yanked from TVGuide.com late yesterday.)Butler's miscasting was just the latest wrinkle in producers' exhaustive search for Barney's "first." As Neil Patrick Harris revealed to me at TV Guide's Emmy After Party last month, producers originally approached Kirstie Alley to play Mrs. Robinson to his Benjamin Braddock. But for some unknown reason, the ex-Fat Actress declined. P...