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Guess Charlie Sheen won't be retiring any time soon. FX Networks announced on Wednesday that it has ordered 90 more episodes of the actor's sitcom "Anger Management."
The original deal between FX and producer Lionsgate stated that if the show met ratings expectations during its first eight episodes, it would trigger an automatic order for the additional episodes. According to FX, the show averages 4.53 million viewers.
"We set a very high ratings bar that included some additional hurdles for 'Anger Management' to earn its back-90 order and the series met and exceed those metrics," said Chuck Saftler, the executive vice president of FX. "Charlie Sheen and the entire cast did an amazing job in the first 10 episodes, which were produced in a very tight window. I have no doubt that the producers and cast will be able to pull off the Herculean task of producing 90 episodes over the next two years."
Sheen said prior to "Anger Managment's" premiere that he'd retire after the show shuts down. "When this ends, I'm done. This is my swan song," he told The New York Times.
But with this latest announcement, he and his co-stars -- Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith and Daniela Bobadilla among them -- will be employed for at least another two years.
Production on the show begins again on Sept. 24, and new episodes will air in January.
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