Charlie Sheen to return in new sitcom

Charlie Sheen arrives in Washington, D.C., April 19, 2011.
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(CBS/AP) Updated 1:22 p.m. EDT

You know what the world needs? A sitcom based on the mediocre (at best) 2003 Adam Sandler film "Anger Management." And you know who needs to star in it? Mr. Tiger Blood himself, Charlie Sheen.

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Sheen, who was fired from "Two and a Half Men" in March, is planning a return to series television in "Anger Management," a new sitcom based on the 2003 film of the same name.

With no network currently in place, the new series will be produced by Lionsgate Television and shopped to prospective broadcast and cable networks by Lionsgate subsidiary Debmar-Mercury, the company announced Monday.

No co-stars or production start date were disclosed.

The 45-year-old Sheen will have a "significant ownership stake" in the series, Lionsgate said.

Not only that, but, as Sheen noted in the statement, he will have "a certain amount of creative control."

"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," he said.

In the film, which starred Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, a mild-mannered man is ordered to attend group anger-management sessions led by a therapist who needs therapy himself.

In May, Ashton Kutcher was announced to replace Sheen in "Men," TV's most-watched sitcom, which returns this fall for its ninth season.

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