Well, that's that: No getting away from Charlie Sheen and his newish sitcom, "Anger Management," now. FX just handed them a 90-episode order.
That was certainly expected — FX said as much at the recent press tour, and the show tracked around 4.5 million viewers, which is some kind of track. But still, 90?! As noted from the recent press tour, Martin Sheen has also joined the cast - so this announcement was pretty much a foregone conclusion.
FX says "Anger Management" is cable's highest-rated new comedy series this year.
FX Networks executive vice president Chuck Saftler told The Associated Press he's confident the producers and cast will be able to produce another 90 episodes during the next two years after quickly turning out the first 10.
Let's do the math: If the show does stay for its entire 90-episode order, and airs about 13 episodes per season, that'd work out to a seven-year run. Sheen, who turns 47 next week, would be around 54. Oh, before I forget: Happy birthday, Charlie!