Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' gets 90-episode renewal

Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" was picked up for a 90-episode renewal, FX announced.

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  • "Anger Management" was just picked up for a 90-episode renewal
  • The premiere was the most-watched basic cable scripted comedy debut in history
  • the series overall has averaged 4.5 million viewers

Party at Charlie Sheen's house tonight!

The actor's comedy series "Anger Management" was just picked up for a 90-episode renewal, FX announced.

"We set a very high ratings bar that included some additional hurdles for 'Anger Management' to earn its back-90 order and the series met and exceed those metrics," said Chuck Saftler, executive vp of FX. "Bruce Helford has created a sitcom that works extremely well in our pre-10 p.m. programming lineup. Charlie Sheen and the entire cast did an amazing job in the first ten episodes, which were produced in a very tight window. I have no doubt that the producers and cast will be able to pull off the Herculean task of producing 90 episodes over the next two years."

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As part of the show's deal, "Anger Management" needed to hit a designated average ratings threshold over the course of its first season. Meeting that number triggered an automatic, additional 90-episode order.

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"Anger Management's" premiere was the most-watched basic cable scripted comedy debut in history and the series overall has averaged 4.5 million viewers and 2.5 million adults 18-49. Season two starts production September 24.

See the full article at EW.com.