FX orders 90 more episodes of Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management"

ANGER MANAGEMENT: Episode 5: Charlie Tries to Prove Therapy is Legit (Airs July 19, 9:30 pm e/p) L-R: Denise Richards as Lori, Charlie Sheen as Charlie Goodson. Photo: Prashant Gupta/FX Network

Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen on "Anger Management."

(CBS/AP) FX has ordered 90 more episodes of Charlie Sheen's sitcom "Anger Management."

The unusually large order reflects the original agreement the network made for the series, which marked Sheen's quick return to TV after he was fired from "Two and a Half Men."

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As part of the deal, FX set a ratings target for eight of the first 10 episodes of "Anger Management." The show reached the threshold, earning an automatic 90-episode order.

Sheen plays a former baseball player-turned-anger management therapist on the show, which also stars Selma Blair and Shawnee Smith. His father, actor Martin Sheen, is also set to join the show as a series regular, playing his son's on-screen dad, according to TVLine.

FX says "Anger Management" is cable's highest-rated new comedy series this year, averaging 4.5 million viewers.

FX Networks executive vice president Chuck Saftler says he's confident the producers and cast will be able to produce another 90 episodes during the next two years after quickly turning out the first 10.

Production on the show will reportedly resume on Sept. 24, with new episodes premiering in January.