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Anger Management

FX TV series Anger ManagementNetwork: FX
Episodes: 100 (half-hour)
Seasons: Two

TV show dates: June 28, 2012 — December 22, 2014
Series status: Ended

Performers include: Charlie Sheen, Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Michael Arden, Noureen DeWulf, Brian Austin Green, and Derek Richardson.

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TV show description:
Charlie Goodson (Charlie Sheen) is a non-traditional therapist who specializes in anger management. He has a successful private practice and holds sessions with his group of primary patient regulars each week. He also hosts pro bono counseling sessions for an inmate group at a state prison.

Prior to his becoming a therapist, Charlie was a stalled minor league baseball prospect. His road to the majors was sidetracked by his own struggle with anger issues. After a stint in therapy with the team’s psychologist, Kate Wales (Selma Blair), 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 therapist/best friend/sex partner Kate; his beautiful ex-wife Jennifer (Shawnee Smith) — whose positive outlook, but poor choice in men, frustrates Charlie; and their 13-year-old daughter, Sam (Daniela Bobadilla), who has OCD.

On top of that, he has to try to help his patients, like Patrick (Michael Arden), who have plenty of problems of their own. Lacey (Noureen DeWulf) is a spoiled rich girl who’s sent to join Charlie’s group after she shot her cheating boyfriend. Nolan (Derek Richardson) has the strangest anger issue of all — he has no anger.


Series Finale

Episode #100 — Charlie & the 100th Episode
Charlie has to make a decision between keeping his group and being a sports psychologist for his former baseball team. He takes the job for awhile but it’s not what he’d expected and he happily returns to helping his group.
First aired: December 22, 2014


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ken morrison April 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm

I think his TV show could last much longer, the show was very funny, I also like to talk about all the characters, are very good, they all played off of each other. Please bring Charlie Sheen (Carlos Estevez) back!


Tony Campos April 10, 2015 at 7:18 am

Hey, you guys with the suits at the networks, get off your asses and start looking for a producer who can come up with a role for Charlie before he gets too old for a sitcom. You know that he can produce enough ratings to maintain a 20 minute weekly show on one of the 4 big national networks, he’s done it up til now. And he’s proven to be in control with his life, the last few years, by showing up for work every day. So, que pasa amigos, give the guy a break and take advantage of the moment…while he’s on hiatus. The don’t say I didn’t say so.

Good Luck Charlie, you’re a good human being and a good actor. Buena Suerte!


Tony Campops April 10, 2015 at 7:04 am

Charlie Sheen has his own way of doing things in his private life and as an actor, but most importantly, he’s a very likable person and a good human being. That said, the most important thing for a TV network is ratings and Charlie Sheen has shown everyone that he can produce them, just by being who he is. As polarized as his likability may be, he can still be milked for some good ratings, just by being Charlie Sheen and showing up for work every day. So, the suits at the networks have their work cut out for them, finding a role for Mr. Charming Sheen, before he gets to old for a sitcom and can no longer play himself. Good luck Charlie!


Suzanne Nelson March 19, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Charlie should have both of his most popular roles (Charlie Harper and Charlie Goodson) rekindled! I don’t care about his drug use, he’s still an amazing actor! Many other actors abuse drugs and get into trouble, so what’s the real problem with Charlie Sheen living his way? I’ll watch anything he does in his career!!!
Suzanne Nelson


Rick Gadlinger March 5, 2015 at 9:06 am

Hate to see this show cancelled….started watching it in reruns and found myself looking for it every night. Characters are all hilarious and a nice fit together. Comedy, great writing, sexual innuendo and beautiful women…..what more can one ask for?


Gayle Spencer March 4, 2015 at 9:22 am

Charlie Sheen is washed up…..the show is ridiculous and should never have been on in the first place.


Bill Welcher March 1, 2015 at 3:51 am

Are you kidding me? This is one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in quite some time. It could easily last another 2-3 seasons, or even longer, depending on the evolution of the show. What a great ensemble cast! Very similar to Frasier, Cheers, and 2 1/2 Men, when you have a great combination of actors and story line. Please bring this show back!


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