"When I'm done with this business it's just going to be about soccer games and amusement parks," Sheen, 46, told The New York Times when asked about what he would do after the comedy. "And when this ends, I'm done. This is my swan song."
More than a year after getting unceremoniously fired from his starring role on CBS' hit sitcom Two and a Half Men, Sheen returns to TV comedy with Anger Management. In the show, premiering June 28 at 9/8c on FX, Sheen stars as an ex-baseball player-turned-anger management therapist, who helps a group of patients while using also seeing a therapist of his own to deal with his issues.
"There's a lot more out there to do than make-believe, you know?" he said. "At some point you just get tired of wearing somebody else's clothes, saying somebody else's words and working in somebody else's space."
Sheen has been acting since he was a teenager, when he first appeared as an extra in his father, Martin Sheen's film Apocalypse Now, at the age of 14. Depending on how Anger Management fares in the ratings, Sheen might not make it to the amusement park for a while. If the show hits certain ratings points, production will begin on 90 more episodes. So far, the first season consists of 10 episodes.
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