Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a comedy that was what Charlie Sheen went onto this after he got fired from Two and a Half Men – Anger Management
Opening Titles / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
Charlie is a former baseball player. In his final game, he gave himself a career-ending injury when he tried to snap a bat over his leg in anger. He becomes an anger management therapist and runs a successful private practice. His life is complicated by an ex-wife and a teenage daughter who has obsessive-compulsive disorder. – IMDb
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Shawnee Smith – Jennifer Goodson
Charlie Sheen – Charlie Goodson
Noureen DeWulf – Lacey
Michael Arden – Patrick
Derek Richardson – Nolan
Barry Corbin – Ed
- Only 10 episodes were made for season 1. Once the show was green-lighted for a second season the producers decided to make 90 episodes and air two of them per week. The reason for this, no doubt, is that 100 episodes is the magic minimum number for a series to be released in syndication, thus producing an ongoing income stream for those involved.
- Andy Mientus who plays a love interest for Patrick in two episodes of season 2, is Michael Arden’s (Patrick) real life fiance.
- Noureen DeWulf was pregnant during the end of filming which is why they were many plots revolving around her baby bump.
- The water bottle that Patrick (Michael Arden) carries around in the series was purchased by a fan in New York.
- In real-life court documents related to his divorce from actress Denise Richards, it was revealed that a judge recommended Charlie Sheen receive anger-management counseling. It is unknown if he ever complied.