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Friday, June 29, 2012

Anger Management scores biggest comedy debut in cable history

Charlie Sheen's new FX comedy "Anger Management" debuted to huge numbers last night, scoring the biggest scripted comedy debut in cable history. It pulled in 5.47 million total viewers, with 2.65 million of those in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic; that's the biggest series premiere in FX history. And even better news for Sheen and FX: The audience grew as the hour went on, with an audience of 5.74 million viewers tuning in for "Anger's" second half-hour.

These ratings seem certain to trigger a renewal order from FX, which, in an unusual arrangement, will lead to another 90 episodes of "Anger" being produced. And show runner Bruce Helford says his writing staff will soon get back to work dreaming up new stories for Sheen and company for Season 2.

The season premiere was of two episodes. I enjoyed both episodes but enjoyed the second episode more than the first. It's not Two and a half men, but again Charlie was the one who made Two and a Half men what it is today. He still kept some of his character from Men though, like being a womanizer, but now he has an ex wife and a daughter. We'll see how the show goes.


Anonymous said...

90 episodes? Or 9 episodes? 90 is a LOT for a TV show.

Vera Ikeji Shilobod said...

Yep, 90.

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