Charlie Sheen Returneth

…And with a series that at least one of the trades likes. (Blessing? Or kiss of death? You decide.)

Anger Management: TV Review

Who would have thought that Charlie Sheen’s new series, Anger Management, would be the only show on FX without a TV-MA rating?

No doubt people thought Sheen’s return to a television series after his well-publicized brouhaha with CBS and departure fromTwo and a Half Men would result in some kind of nude-hooker hootenanny with f-bombs aplenty and graphic content meant to offend.

But no. Anger Management is really just a slightly more content-dangerous network sitcom. Having watched the two episodes that FX sent along, it’s easy to wonder why the series truly isn’t on a broadcast network rather than FX, the ad-supported pay cable channel where even the animated series are TV-MA.

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About LB

Larry Brody has been profiled in such national magazines and websites as Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Starlog, People, Electronic Media, IndieSlate, TechTV, io9, and of course TV Guide. A legendary figure in the television writing and production world, with a career going back to the late ’60s, Brody has written and produced literally thousands of hours of network and syndicated television. Brody has also been active in the TV animation world, writing, creating, consulting, and/or supervising the cult favorite STAR TREK animated TV series, the SILVER SURFER, SPAWN, SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN, and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED animated series, and was showrunner of the French animated series, DIABOLIK, as well as part of the team that developed and wrote the live-action/cgi animation sci-fi series Ace Lightning for the BBC. Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys.