Out of a job in this economy?
If you’re part of the nearly 10% of American workers looking for employment, this is probably really going to burn your biscuits. Charlie Sheen- who has spent the better part of the past year partying with porn stars, trash talking his bosses, flouting his copious drug use and exhibiting signs of issues with grandiosity, livestreaming the ensuing mayhem to the internet at large- has a new job already.
Yes, while you sit there polishing up your resume and logging into Monster for the umpteenth time today, the man whose Comedy Central Roast was theme-songed with “Crazy Train” is re-entering the world of gainful employment with nary a mention of his previous transgressions. Sheen has been offered a job with the breakout network FX, home to hits like Louie (with hilarious stand-up comic Louis C.K.), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the new buzz-heavy horror show American Horror Story.
The new show will be titled Anger Management, and based off the Jack Nicholson film of the same name. Sheen may seem like a good fit for the role of a man prone to fits of inappropriate behavior, given his assertions that he has “tiger blood” and “Adonis DNA” and that he is a rockstar from another planet unable to succumb to the deleterious effects of heavy drug use.
FX has seen some success with syndication of Sheen’s former gig Two and a Half Men, and president of FX John Landgraf says:
“We think that Bruce Helford, Joe Roth and Charlie Sheen have come up with a wonderful, hilarious vehicle for Charlie’s acting talents, and a character we are very much looking forward to seeing him play. Two and a Half Men has been an outstanding component of FX’s schedule for the past 14 months, and we have every confidence that Anger Management will soon be as well.”
FX has ordered ten episodes of Charlie Sheen’s new show to start. Will you be tuning in?