FX has received some feedback from audience testing in advance of the debut of Charlie Sheen’s new sitcom "Anger Management," and the results appear to bode well for the high-profile project, reports EW.com’s Inside TV.
The majority of men and women who attended a screening rated the comedy favorably, while more than 80% gave Sheen a positive vote for his performance, the story says.
"Overall, testing groups indicated that while they were well aware of Sheen’s fall from grace at CBS, they were still excited about his comeback and actually rooting for him to succeed, the source said. Some respondents even went so far as to say they were happy to see the actor in good health," the piece adds.
"That said, any type of testing should be taken with a grain of salt. There are plenty of shows that test well (like this season’s ‘The River’ on ABC) but hobble in their first year, while there are far too many comedies that have tested poorly (See: ‘Friends,’ ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ ‘Seinfeld’) that ended up becoming behemoth hits," the story adds.
"Anger Management" will air on Thursday nights starting June 28.