FX has announced that they are pairing new episodes of Anger Management with new comedy Partners for five weeks.
Here are the details:
“ANGER MANAGEMENT” PARTNERS WITH “PARTNERS” BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 4 ON FX
Charlie Sheen Comedy Returns with Original Back-To-Back Episodes at 10 PM ET/PT Following 9 PM ET/PT Double-Episode Premiere of New Kelsey Grammer/Martin Lawrence Sitcom ‘Partners’
LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 – Charlie Sheen returns in original back-to-back episodes of Anger Management beginning Monday, August 4 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX. The series will follow the double-episode 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT premiere of FX’s new 10/90 sitcom Partners, starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence. Both Lionsgate-produced comedies will air back-to-back episodes for five consecutive weeks.
Anger Management has now completed 80 episodes of its 100-episode order and will enter syndication this fall. Partners, also crafted using the unique 10/90 syndication model pioneered by Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, is now commencing its initial 10-episode run.
In the first new episode of Anger Management airing August 4, Charlie Goodson (Charlie Sheen) struggles to resist the advances of his friend Sean’s (Brian Austin Green) gorgeous younger sister and in the second, he deals with the unexpected consequences of meeting his girlfriend’s best friend. The series ensemble also includes Shawnee Smith, Laura Bell Bundy, Noureen DeWulf, Michael Arden, Derek Richardson, Barry Corbin, Brett Butler and Daniela Bobadilla.
Partners opens after Allen Braddock (Kelsey Grammer), a blue-blood Chicago lawyer, is fired from his father’s law firm for his questionable ethics and is brought down to the courthouse to be punished. There he runs into Marcus Jackson (Martin Lawrence), a man-of-the-people community lawyer who is representing himself in his own divorce settlement hearing. The two men strike a deal and end up forming an unexpected partnership. In the second episode, the partners suspect that a high-end wedding planner is taking advantage of same-sex couples and while Marcus sees this as an opportunity to help a young couple that was duped, Allen focuses on the lucrative potential in cornering the market on future same-sex divorces. When they pose as a couple to get evidence, it shines a light on the problems in their own relationship. Other series regulars include Telma Hopkins, Rory O’Malley, McKaley Miller, Edi Patterson and Danièle Watts.
Anger Management is produced by Lionsgate Television and distributed by Debmar-Mercury. Bruce Helford is executive producer/ showrunner. Dave Caplan, Mark Burg, Joe Roth, Vince Totino, and Bob Kushell are executive producers.
Partners is produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Grammnet NH Productions and You Go Boy Productions. Bob Boyett and Robert Horn are executive producers/showrunners. Martin Lawrence, Kelsey Grammer, Brian Sher, Stella Bulochnikov, Michael Green and Sam Maydew are executive producers. The series is distributed by Debmar-Mercury.
What do you think? Have you been watching Anger Management? Do you plan to watch Partners?