If Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" continues to do as well as it's doing, it will get picked up for a "back 90" and Martin Sheen will join the cast as a series regular playing Charlie's dad.
Papa Sheen will make an appearance in an upcoming episode that Charlie calls "the best episode we did. "He brings a whole different energy to it," he said. Martin also did an episode with Charlie on "Spin City" and "Two and a Half Men," but it looks like he'll have a steadier gig on Charlie's new show should it have an extended run, which looks likely.
The news came from FX President John Landgraf at the TCA summer press tour.
"I am happy creatively with the show," Landgraf said. "The Martin Sheen character will give an extra dimension to the show" and make it more of a multi-generational show. Program will still deal with Charlie's relationships with his patients and women, too.
Landgraf defended "American Horror Story's" entry in the Emmy race as a miniseries instead of a drama series. Also said the next season, premiering in October, is "unbelievably scary." It will be set in a sanitarium run by the Catholic Church in New England. And it will be set in the 1960s.
Season 5 of "Sons of Anarchy" is back Sept. 11.
A fourth season of the popular comedy "Louie" has been ordered.
And the Nordic Noir trend continues: FX has ordered a crime drama called "The Bridge," based on the Danish series by the same name. Production starts in a few months. The news comes at a welcome time for those of us mourning the death of AMC's "The Killing." (AMC announced this week there won't be a third season of the "Who Killed Rosie Larsen?" drama.)