Is Sheen’s New Sitcom a Cynical Publicity Stunt? FX Boss Reveals Why Network Is in Business With Charlie

Jan 16, 2012  •  Post A Comment

FX President John Landgraf opened up about what the network is doing in business with Charlie Sheen, B&C reports. "Anger Management," the Sheen comedy series picked up by FX, isn’t a "cynical publicity stunt," Landgraf said, deflecting speculation that the project may have been another irrational product of Sheen’s post-“Two and a Half Men” meltdown.

"It was just a regular pitch, and I walked into the pitch as skeptical as you would believe," Landgraf said, according to the story. "What I heard was a very good pitch for a comedy series."

Nevertheless, Landgraf said he hasn’t seen a script for the project yet, although he’s seen 15 storylines of a few sentences each, the piece notes.

"I really don’t know what the show is yet," he said, according to the story.

Asked about Sheen’s history of trouble with substances and accusations of violence against women, Landgraf said it’s important that those involved with the new project take Sheen’s past into consideration. “I believe in redemption,” he said, noting that Sheen is one of the best comedy actors around. “I’m all for giving them the opportunity to turn things around.”

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