It's official. Charlie Sheen is returning to sitcom TV with "Anger Management."
Loosely based on the 2003 comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson, the new show would find Sheen in the Nicholson role as an anger management counselor who seems to have a few anger issues of his own.
The project reunites the former "Two and a Half Men" star with producer Joe Roth, who worked with him on such films as 'Major League,' 'Young Guns' and 'Three Musketeers.'
"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 says. "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."
Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury, headed by Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, will distribute the series that will be produced by Lionsgate Television.