Gear up for the summer, comedy fans! FX Network announced today their all-star line-up of series, including the premiere of Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management, Russell Brand’s Strangely Uplifting, and the second and third season premieres (respectively) for Wilfred and Louie.
- Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen kicks off Thursday, June 28th with the first two episodes airing at 9pm. and 9:30pm. In the following weeks, the series will air all ten first-run episodes Thursdays at 9:30 PM with the previous week’s episode repeated at 9pm. 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.
- Season two of the acclaimed hit comedy Wilfred starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann debuts on June 28th at 10pm. Academy Award-winning actor/comedian Robin Williams has signed on for a guest-starring role in the season opener. Wilfred is about a young man, “Ryan” (Wood), struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with “Wilfred” (Gann), his neighbor’s pet dog. Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. Series regulars also include Fiona Gubelmann as “Jenna,” Ryan’s beautiful neighbor and Wilfred’s owner, and Dorian Brown as “Kristen,” Ryan’s uptight sister. FX has ordered 13 episodes for season two.
- Season three of the acclaimed and award-winning comedy series Louie, starring actor/comedian Louis C.K., premieres on June 28th at 10:30pm. FX has ordered 13 episodes of the series for season three. The critically acclaimed FX original comedy series Louie is filtered through the observational humor of Emmy® Award-winning comedian Louis C.K. From the inventive imagination of Louis C.K., Louie puts a spotlight on C.K.’s everyday ordeals, his quest to find love and his pursuit of humor. Each episode features a scripted story and a mix of his stand-up comedy, which is original material for the series.
- Strangely Uplifting, FX’s new late-night comedy starring acclaimed actor/comedian Russell Brand, will debut on June 28th at 11pm. 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. The series is produced by FX Productions in association with Branded Films and Dakota Films. This marks the first television deal for Branded Films.
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