FX is setting up a two-and-a-half-hour comedy block on Thursdays, which will be bookended by Charlie Sheen’s new comedy Anger Management and Russell Brand’s new late-night series titled Strangely Uplifting. The block, which will premiere June 28, also will include Wilfred and Louie, which will have their season debuts that night. Anger Management will launch with two back-to-back episodes at 9 PM and 9:30 PM. Starting the following week, the series, which has an initial order of 10 episodes, will air first-run episodes Thursdays at 9:30 PM with the previous week’s episode repeated at 9 PM. 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. Bruce Helford serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner.
The second season of Wilfred will air at 10 PM, followed by Season 3 of Louie. At 11 PM, Russell Brand’s six-episode, half-hour late-night comedy series Strangely Uplifting will feature actor-comedian’s unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture. The series will be shot in front of a live audience, with the format drawing heavily on Brand’s interaction with that audience. Brand executive produces with, Troy Miller, who will direct, and Nik Linnen. The series, originally scheduled for the spring, was pushed to summer due to a film scheduling conflict for Brand.
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