July 6, 2011 / 11:52 PM / 8 years ago

Charlie Sheen eyes TV return in "Anger Management"

Actor Charlie Sheen gestures towards fans as he arrives for a sentencing hearing at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colorado August 2, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) - Charlie Sheen hopes to return to TV in a show based on the 2003 Adam Sandler-Jack Nicholson comedy “Anger Management” in which he would play a variation of Nicholson’s character, TheWrap has confirmed.

Joe Roth’s Revolution Studios, which produced the film, is in negotiations with Lionsgate Television on the project, a person close to the talks told TheWrap. No talks are yet underway with prospective networks or producers.

Sheen would play a counselor who helps patients deal with anger management in potentially infuriating ways.

He told TMZ, which first reported details of the project, “I’m gonna be involved in every aspect of it.” He also divulged Roth’s involvement and that the show would be an adaptation of a Roth-produced film with the initials “A.M.”

Lionsgate declined comment.

The show would be Sheen’s first full-time TV project since his firing from “Two and a Half Men,” the CBS hit that made him the highest-paid actor on television at about $1.8 million per episode. Sheen was fired in March after a barrage of media interviews in which he talked about past drug use and repeatedly insulted show runner Chuck Lorre.

A Comedy Central roast of Sheen will air on Monday, September 19, the same night “Two and a Half Men” will return to CBS with Sheen’s replacement, Ashton Kutcher.

(Edited by Dean Gooodman)

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