Anger Management is an American television sitcom created by Bruce Helford and based on the 2003 film of the same name which stars Charlie Sheen in a role similar to the one originated by Jack Nicholson from the film about a a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management who has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patient regulars each week.
The series premiered in the USA on FX on 28 June, 2012.
Anger Management premiered in South Africa on DStv's Comedy Central channel on Monday 24 September 2012, at 22h35. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 aired on Comedy Central from 24 September to 26 November, 2012. The first episode aired at 22h35 and thereafter new episodes broadcast in weekly at 19h40, preceded by a repeat of the previous episode at 19h15. There are 10 episodes in the first season.
In Anger Management, Charlie Sheen stars as Charlie, a non-traditional therapist specialising in anger management. He has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patient regulars each week, as well as performing pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison.
Prior to his career as a therapist, Charlie was a stalled minor league baseball prospect whose road to the majors was sidetracked by his own struggle with anger issues.
After a stint in therapy with the team's female psychologist – who has since become his life-long best friend - he made it to the majors and had one terrific season before his anger issues put him on the shelf for good.
In the final game of his career, he tried to snap a bat over his leg, which resulted in a career-ending injury. That injury led him back to school and his current profession.
Charlie thrives on the chaos in his life while still battling his own anger issues. His life is complicated by his relationships with his own therapist/best friend (Selma Blair), an ex-wife (Shawnee Smith) whose positive outlook, but poor choice in men, frustrates Charlie, and their 13-year-old daughter who has OCD (Daniela Bobadilla).
Blair, Smith, Bobadilla, Michael Arden, and Noureen DeWulf all co-star.
Bruce Helford serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner. Joe Roth, Mark Burg, Dave Caplan and Vince Totino are Executive Producers. Anger Management is produced by Lionsgate Television and distributed by Debmar-Mercury.
Series exclusive to Comedy Central
Season 1 (10 episodes)
Premiere: 24 September 2012 | Finale: 26 November 2012 | Mondays, 19h40
Season 2 (90 episodes)
Premiere: 4 February 2013 | Finale: TBA | Mondays, 19h15