Cable channel FX has announced its summer comedy schedule, including season premiere dates for “Louie” and “Wilfred” as well as series premiere dates for Charlie Sheen’s “Anger Management” and “Strangely Uplifting With Russell Brand.”
“Anger Management” premieres on June 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET with two new episodes. In the following weeks, the network will air the previous week’s episode at 9:00 p.m. with a new episode at 9:30. The network has ordered ten episodes of the show from producers Lionsgate Television and Debmar-Mercury.
Here is the official description of the show:
“In Anger Management, Sheen stars as “Charlie,” a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Michael Arden, and Noureen DeWulf co-star. He has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patients each week, as well as performing pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison. Prior to his career as a therapist, Charlie was a stalled minor league baseball prospect whose road to the majors was sidetracked by his own struggle with anger issues. After a stint in anger management therapy, he made it to the majors and had one terrific season before his anger issues put him on the shelf for good. In the final game of his career, he tried to snap a bat over his leg, which resulted in a career-ending injury. That injury led him back to school and to his current profession. Charlie thrives on the chaos in his life while still battling his own anger issues. His life is complicated by his relationships with his own therapist/best friend, an ex-wife whose positive outlook but poor choice in men frustrates Charlie, and their 13-year-old daughter who has obsessive-compulsive disorder. Bruce Helford serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner. Joe Roth, Mark Burg, Dave Caplan are Executive Producers.”
Season two of “Wilfred” will premiere after “Anger Management” at 10:00 p.m. ET, followed by the season three premiere of “Louie.”
Also on June 28, FX will air the series premiere of “Strangely Uplifting,” a new late-night comedy starring Russell Brand.
Here is the official series description of that show:
“The series features Brand’s unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture. The network has ordered six half-hour installments of the series that will be shot in front of a live audience. The format will draw heavily on Brand’s interaction with that audience.”