Charlie Sheen Reportedly Heading Back to TV for 'Anger Management'

The Malibu Messiah may be resurrecting his career with a new TV show based on the 2003 Adam Sandler-Jack Nicholson comedy

Remember how Charlie Sheen was supposedly developing a new sitcom? Well, unlike that HBO chat show that Sheen fabricated back in February, this one may actually happen! According to TMZ, the new sitcom will be based on the 2003 Adam Sandler comedy Anger Management.

Charlie and producer Joe Roth (who worked with Sheen on Major League, Young Guns and The Three Musketeers) are reportedly setting the show up together with Lionsgate, though the deal with Lionsgate is still in the works. Also TBD is who the show runner will be (probably not Chuck Lorre) and where -- and, yes, if -- it will air.

But back to the premise  of the show. In case your memory needs jogging, Anger Management was about a passive-aggressive businessman (Sandler) who is sentenced to anger management therapy with an unorthodox counselor (Jack Nicholson). In the TV revamp, Sheen, 45, would play the Nicholson role -- except he's now an ex-jock who becomes a social worker for court defendants with anger management issues. (Kind of makes you wonder why they're basing it on the movie in the first place. Guess they just liked the title?)

Sheen bragged to Extra that he will be "involved in every aspect" of the show, including the writing. So is it safe to assume that his character will drink tiger blood and be pursued by Vatican warlock assassins?

If you want to speculate more about Sheen's new show, you can watch the trailer for the film Anger Management below. We can totally see Sheen in the Jack Nicholson role, making crazy eyes while offering platitudes like, "Temper's the one thing you can't get rid of by losing it." Because seriously, if anybody is an expert on losing it, it's Charlie Sheen. (Did we say losing it? We meant winning, Charlie. Winning.)

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