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Charlie Sheen gets his "Anger Management" on TV show

He's "winning" -- again. Charlie Sheen, who had a spectacular fall from TV grace on his former sitcom...

Charlie Sheen arrives at the Pitkin County Courthouse on August 2, 2010 in Aspen, Colorado. Picture: AFP.

He's "winning" -- again.

Charlie Sheen, who had a

spectacular fall from TV grace on his former sitcom "Two and a Half

Men," confirmed on Monday reports that he will return to television in a

new comedy, "Anger Management," based on the 2003 movie of the same

name.

The film starred Adam Sandler

as a man who is forced into anger management counselling only to meet

an instructor (Jack Nicholson), who is more than a bit angry himself.

Sheen will take the Sandler role in the TV show and retain an ownership

stake in the series, the producers said in a statement.

"I

chose 'Anger Management' because, while it might be a big stretch for

me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it's a

great concept," Sheen said.

Sheen

had been TV's highest paid actor for his role as Charlie Harper, a

boozing womanising bachelor on No. 1-rated comedy "Two and a Half-Men."

But earlier this year he was fired by its makers and CBS, the network

that aired the show, after he lashed out in public rants at "Men"

creator Chuck Lorre.

The actor's

firing followed a series of incidents in late 2009 and 2010 that landed

him in legal trouble and in rehab for drug and alcohol abuse.

After

he was kicked off "Men" in March this year, Sheen began a posting

videos and making statements on Twitter to his fans in which he

characterized his detractors as losers and touted his "winning" ways. He

also embarked on a one-man, live stage show -- his "Violent Torpedo of

Truth" comedy tour -- which met with mixed results in various cities.

In

May, CBS and the "Men" hired Ashton Kutcher to replace Sheen, and since

then, speculation has mounted about Sheen's future. Reports surfaced

recently on celebrity news websites that he reached a deal to work on

the "Anger Management" TV show, and Monday's announcement from Sheen and

the show's producers, Lionsgate Television," confirmed those reports.

"Who

better than Charlie Sheen to tackle Anger Management," said Joe Roth,

who heads up Revolution Studios, which produced the movie and backed the

TV show. "With Charlie's incredible talent and comedic gifts, he

remains the leading man of TV sitcoms. I'm excited to collaborate with

him once again."

Sheen and Roth had worked together on previous films including "Major League" and "Young Guns."

The actor said the new deal gives him "real ownership" in the series and "a certain amount of creative control."

"Anger Management" does not yet have a U.S. network. It will be syndicated by Lionsgate unit, Debmar-Mercury.