Now here's a roll of the dice.
Not one single second of the show has been shot, but FX has already announced the premiere date for the Charlie Sheen vehicle Anger Management...
The network will launch the series loosely based on the Jack Nicholson flick on Thursday, June 28 at 9 p.m., with two back-to-back episodes. Following Anger Management is the season-two premiere of Wilfred and the season-three premiere of Louie.
As we exclusively reported last week, Anger's filming doesn't even start until March 22, so it's a huge gamble for the network to set a premiere date—especially since Charlie Sheen isn't exactly known as being easy to work with.
But in January, FX president John Landgraf defended Sheen and the show, and he seemed more than willing to take a leap of faith. "I walked into the pitch as skeptical as you might imagine I would be," Landgraf told reporters. "It was just a really excellent pitch...I saw a really good pitch for a comedy series. I believe in redemption. I'm all for giving him the opportunity for turning things around."
Also debuting on June 28? Russell Brand's new talk show Strangely Uplifting, airing at 11 p.m. According to FX, the show will feature his "unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture."
On July 5, Anger Management will move to its permanent time slot of 9:30 p.m.
It'll be a big night for bad boys. Are you ready for the return of Charlie "Tiger's Blood" Sheen to television?