Frank Ockenfels / FX
Frank Ockenfels / FX
However, FX president John Landgraf had nothing but good things to say about his resident bad boys and their series. Of course, the big question regarding Anger Management was if the network would be picking up the 90 episodes promised if the ratings were steady.
"We won't make a decision on the [order] until all 10 episodes have aired," he told reporters today during the network's TCA presentation. But based on those ratings, Landgraf says the odds are "overwhelming" that it will get those 90 episodes. And if that does happen, Martin Sheen will be joining Anger Management to play the father of Charlie Sheen's character.
"I think what the entry of Martin Sheen's character will do will give an extra dimension of the show to make it a multi-generational family show," he predicts.
Other tidbits out of the exec session:
Louie Gets a Fourth Season: When you have someone like Louis C.K. writing, editing, directing, starring and producing a show, you tend to keep that show around.
American Horror Story's Emmy Rush: "We actually always knew American Horror Story was going to be a miniseries in a sense that we knew it was close-ended show that had no continuing storylines and characters between the 13 episodes that were produced and aired in subsequent seasons," Landgraf says. Unfortunately, the FX boss knew Ryan Murphy wouldn't want him to give any more details away about AHS, so he could only tell us that the new season, which takes place in a sanitarium run by the Catholic church, is "unbelievably scary."
Waiting on Justified and Wilfred: There was no official announcement about these two shows, but Landgraf insisted that Justified has the potential to be on the air for a "minimum of six years." As for the Elijah Wood-led comedy: "Wilfred I think has a many-year future on the channel. I'm really happy with the show creatively. We have some deal issues to work out. I think it will be on the air for several more years."
More Brand: Seven more episodes of BrandX with Russell Brand have been ordered, but Landgraf reveals that there will be changes coming to the show.
Why No Emmy Love for Sons of Anarchy? "I don't know. I really don't," Landgraf says about SoA never getting the Emmy recognition it deserves. "The show is grungy and blue-collar and violent. I just don't think the Emmy voters like it that much. And I think that there are some great performances on there, not just Katey (Sagal) and Ron (Perlman). I don't know what to say. I don't see the Emmys at this point giving it any recognition. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see it."