(CBS/AP) Charlie Sheen, who was fired from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," is hoping to get back on a winning streak with his return to TV next summer in FX's new show "Anger Management."
The cable channel said Thursday it has acquired the series, which is loosely based on the 2003 Adam Sandler-Jack Nicholson movie of the same name.
FX ordered an initial 10 episodes with production set to begin early next year. If viewers decide to receive Sheen back with open arms, FX will pick up an additional 90 episodes that will air first on the channel and then in broadcast syndication starting in Fall 2014.
The actor was fired from CBS' top-rated comedy by Warner Bros. Television because of his erratic personal life and public ridicule of the show's producer. This time around, Sheen will have a significant ownership stake in the series.
Sheen has also worked successfully with his new producer, Revolution Studios founder Joe Roth, on "Major League," "Young Guns" and "Three Musketeers."
FX Networks head John Landgraf called "Anger Management" a "wonderful, hilarious vehicle for Charlie's acting talents."