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Charlie Sheen to return in new sitcom

Monday, July 18, 2011
Charlie Sheen

In this March 15, 2010 photo, Charlie Sheen enters Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colo., to attend a hearing on domestic violence charges stemming from a dispute with his wife. Sheen is expected to plead guilty to a charge stemming from the Christmas Day dispute with his wife in Aspen, Colo. The "Two and a Half Men" actor is expected to appear in court Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. Sheen attorney Yale Galanter has said that he agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor assault in exchange for prosecutors dropping more serious charges. But a spokesman for the state court system says no paperwork on a proposed deal had been filed as of an hour before the hearing Monday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen is planning a return to series television in "Anger Management," a new sitcom based on the 2003 film of the same name.

No network is attached to the series, which will be produced by Lionsgate Television and distributed by a subsidiary, Debmar-Mercury, the company announced Monday.

No co-stars or production start date were disclosed.

Sheen will retain a "significant ownership stake" in the series, said Lionsgate.

In the film, which starred Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, a mild-mannered man is ordered to attend group anger-management sessions led by a therapist who needs therapy himself.

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