May 2, 2019
Ad-supported streaming video service Tubi has signed an exclusive deal with Lionsgate to bring all 100 episodes of sitcom “Anger Management” to its viewers.
Viewers can access the show for free across 20 platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Comcast Xfinity and Cox Contour.
The series, which aired for two years on FX, starred Charlie Sheen, Shawnee Smith and Daniele Bobadilla, among others. Lionsgate released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2013.
The show is a loose extension of Sheen’s character on ratings hit “Two and a Half Men,” which had ousted the controversial star after a fallout with series creator Chuck Lorre.
“Anger Management” had a record-setting debut on FX as the most-watched scripted cable comedy series debut.
“We’re excited to be adding ‘Anger Management’ to our comedy offering,” Adam Lewinson, chief content officer at Tubi, said in a statement. “This is just one of many popular series we’re adding to our rapidly growing library of premium content.”
Sheen stars as “Charlie,” a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. He has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patient regulars each week, as well as performing pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison.
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 (Selma Blair), an ex-wife (Shawnee Smith) whose positive outlook but poor choices in men frustrates Charlie, and their 13-year-old daughter (Daniela Bobadilla) who has OCD.
Tubi’s content library contains more than 12,000 movies and television series. The service claims its content volume is more than double in size to Netflix – approximately 40,000 hours of content.