(NEW YORK) — To help launch his new show Anger Management on Thursday, Charlie Sheen’s new network, FX, has announced it will air a marathon of his favorite 24 episodes of Two and a Half Men, the show from which he was fired.
And while he famously went out in a frenetic, catchphrase-spewing tornado of truth, a newly-calmed Sheen seems to have nothing but nice things to say about his former show.
“As I culled through the mass of shows, eight-plus years, I was met with a theme of innocence,” Sheen said in the statement. “I felt younger, lighter. I could still hear the jokes, and the stories we all told in place of rehearsals. I can still see nine-year-old Angus [T. Jones] riding his Razor up and down the camera aisle; his self-appointed surrogate guardian Chuck Lorre watching with pride and also concern. I can hear the echoes of Jon [Cryer]’s genius, Conchata [Ferrell]’s laugh, Holland [Taylor]’s leadership and Marin [Hinkle]’s quiet grace.”
He adds, “And the crew, the amazing crew.”
The actor reflects, “Who cares how it ended; when it was good, it was great. We were in the middle of something big, the return of the sitcom. We were hungry and we were winning.”
The marathon starts at 9 a.m. ET Thursday. Anger Management debuts that night at 9 p.m. ET.
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