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TV best bets with Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management,’ ‘Wipeout,’ ‘Louie,’ ‘Weeds’

Anger-Management-BannerCharlie Sheen is back.

Whether that tickles you or repulses you, Mr. Tiger Blood has found a new home on FX in a sitcom featuring Sheen as a former baseball player who specializes in anger management. It’s based loosely on the Adam Sandler film and debuts Thursday, the same night as the critically acclaimed “Louie” and sophomore year of “Wilfred.”

ABC brings back the silliness in “Wipeout” the same night as MTV returns with “The Real World,” season 27. That’s not a typo. The show has been around so long that members of the original season are now firmly middle aged.

And if none of that makes you high, there’s always Showtime’s “Weeds,” which returns for its final and eighth season Sunday.

MONDAY
“Bridal to Homicidal” 8 p.m. E! — Stories of housewives who snapped.
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” 8 p.m. VH1 — Ratings for the debut last week were solid: 1.9 million viewers.
“America’s Got Talent” 9 p.m. NBC — The first batch of talent who made it to Vegas.
“Bunheads” 9 p.m. ABC Family — Fanny finds out some interesting inheritance news.
Single Ladies” 9 p.m. VH1 — April’s friends are having a hard time accepting the fact she’s dating a stripper.
Pawn Star$” 10 p.m. History — Items scrutinized: an Elvis Presley contract and a rare Winchester rifle. .
Teen Wolf” 10 p.m. MTV — Derek is convinced Lydia is the shape shifter.

TUESDAY

“Hell’s Kitchen” 8 p.m. Fox — Boxers Tito Ortiz and Sugar Ray Leonard provide inspiration.
“Dance Moms” 9 p.m. Lifetime — A dance number inspired by “The Hunger Games.”
“HGTV Design Star” 9 p.m. HGTV — The top 7 create fantasy lounges for a big Hollywood party.
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” 9 p.m. Bravo (seventh season finale) — Drama continues at Heather’s luxury bash.
“Rizzoli & Isles” 9 p.m. TNT — Young female professionals are murdered and dressed like dolls.
Craft Wars” 10 p.m. TLC (new series) — Three crafters compete for a $10,000 prize.
Franklin & Bash” 10 p.m. TNT — Jared serves as a small-claims judge and gets in trouble with the rock-music community.
Retired at 35” 10 p.m. TV Land (second season debut) — Alan tries to woo Dave and Amy’s mom back.

WEDNESDAY

“Dogs in the City” 8 p.m. CBS — Justin helps a dog shed pounds and a pooch who chews holes in walls.
“So You Think You Can Dance” 8 p.m. Fox (200th episode) — The top 20 is revealed.
Dallas” 9 p.m. TNT — John Ross resorts to blackmail to gain leverage on a family member.
Royal Pains” 9 p.m. USA — Evan meets a bright scientist with a mysterious history.
Final Witness” 10 p.m. ABC — True-life murder cases are reenacted and told from the victim’s point of view.
“Necessary Roughness” 10 p.m. USA — Dani counsels a baseball slugger in a major slump.
“The Real World” 10 p.m. MTV (27th season) — The grand-daddy of reality shows locates in St. Thomas.

THURSDAY

Duets” 8 p.m. ABC — Theme is songs from the 2000s.
The Choice” 8:58 p.m. Fox — This time, women pick the men.
“Anger Management”
9 p.m. FX (new series) — Charlie Sheen returns to TV as (ironic!) an anger management counselor.
“Burn Notice” 9 p.m. USA — Fiona investigates the attempt on her life.
Wipeout” 9 p.m. ABC (fifth season summer debut) — Hotties vs. nerds.
Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell” 10 p.m. Food (new series) — Anne Burrell helps a restaurant owner find a new executive chef.
Rookie Blue” 10 p.m. ABC — During her first day as a detective, Traci makes a rookie mistake.
Suits” 10 p.m. USA — Randy helps a woman bring her eccentric tastes under control in New Orleans.
Wilfred” 10 p.m. FX (second season debut) — Wilfred accuses Ryan of being selfish and refuses to help him.
Louie” 10:30 p.m. FX (third season debut) — Louie has a tough day.

FRIDAY

“My Yard Goes Disney” 8 p.m. HGTV  — An undersea adventure is created.
Say Yes to the Dress” 9 p.m. TLC — A bride needs two dresses for her outdoor wedding.
Louisiana Lockdown” 10 p.m. Animal — A man meets his grandson for the first time behind bars.
“Common Law” 10 p.m. USA — Travis and Wes swap lives during an exercise to better understand each other.
Mystery Diners” 10 p.m. Food — A pub owner spies on an employee she suspects is over-pouring to customers.
Randy to the Rescue” 10 p.m. TLC  — Randy helps a woman bring her eccentric tastes under control in New Orleans.

WEEKEND

Bigfoot” 9 p.m. Saturday Syfy — The monster terrorizes a small town.
BET Awards 2012” 8 p.m. Sunday BET  — Samuel L. Jackson hosts.
Ron White Tribute to the Troops” 9 p.m. Sunday CMT — A comedic salute to the military.
Drop Dead Diva” 9 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — A young Bhutanese woman seeks asylum when forced to marry a prince.
Falling Skies” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — Weaver reconnects with someone from his past.
The Glades” 9 p.m. Sunday A&E — A food-truck owner is found dead.
The Next Food Network Star” 9 p.m. Sunday Food — Paula Deen is hosting a summer beach party.
True Blood” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Roman searches for a traitor in his inner circle.
“Army Wives” 10 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Hector tries to reconcile with Gloria.
The Newsroom” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO — MacKenzie has trouble with a private email gone public.
Weeds” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime (eighth season debut) — This is the final season for this show.
Episodes” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime (second season debut) — “Pucks” is a huge hit so the separated creative team and Matt LeBlanc have to coexist.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

22 comments Add your comment

Traffic Headache

June 25th, 2012
10:07 am

Yeesh. Absolutely nothing on here that would make me time shift my recorder.

outstanding

June 25th, 2012
12:09 pm

Charlie is back & on Thurs nights just when the weekend kicks off. I’ll drink to that.

ATLfan15

June 25th, 2012
12:35 pm

loads of reality TV and the return of charlie sheen….blecccchhhhhh!

Sluggo

June 25th, 2012
1:04 pm

I’d rather watch Bravo’s non-stop Housewives catfights than anything with Sheen. He was not funny before. Why should he be funny now?

blkshepherd

June 25th, 2012
1:47 pm

This Clown Thumbs his nose up at Hollywood yet they Still give him a job. Someone else would be blacklisted, blackballed and not be able to work anywhere. hmm I guess some people can get away with anything. I wouldnt watch his shows if they Paid me. He is a disrespectful jerk.

Reid Adair

June 25th, 2012
3:40 pm

WEEKEND

“Bigfoot” 9 tonight Syfy — The monster terrorizes a small town.

So, Monday is now part of the weekend?

Brandt Hardin

June 25th, 2012
4:10 pm

He gets even wilder the deader he gets… How many grams of rock do you think Zombie Charlie Sheen can bang down? Put on your party face and see at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/10/09-countdown-to-halloween-charlie-sheen.html on the Zombie Walk of Fame!

June

June 25th, 2012
4:16 pm

Am I the only one that feels as if Wilfred isn’t funny?

dre

June 25th, 2012
4:26 pm

they keep rolling charlie out and people still tune in…like a train wreck. Unreal

Dirtybirdsin12

June 25th, 2012
4:37 pm

June, you may be the only one. Wilfred is one of my two favorite shows on tv along with Workaholics on Comedy Central, Tuesdays at 10:30 pm. Jason Gann’s performance as Wilfred might be the best comedic acting I’ve ever seen. I will say that the show is probably significantly more entertaining if you are a dog lover.

Granny

June 25th, 2012
4:59 pm

Wilfred is a waste of time! Dumbest show I’ve EVER seen. As for Charlie Sheen…I always enjoyed him in Two and A Half Men. Some of you really amaze me with the shows you actually ENJOY. Give me a good laugh any day over crap like Housewives, etc.

Highlander

June 25th, 2012
5:10 pm

Let’s get real. You can separate Charlie Sheen’s private life chaos from his performance. The same people who denounce Charlie’s acting because of his personal issues still listen to artists like Amy Winehouse.

Try to be a little consistent in your judgements.

urban redneck

June 25th, 2012
5:13 pm

more reasons why i don’t have cable…………..

Highlander

June 25th, 2012
5:15 pm

Two And A HAlf Men has suffered greatly since Charlie’s dismissal! And it’s not Ashton Kutcher’s fault, either. They restarted with a premise that was lame and Chuck Lorre and his writers haven’t been able to re-work the show very well.

Lorre probably thanks God every night that Big Bang is doing so well.

June

June 25th, 2012
6:11 pm

I agree with you Granny. Wilfred is a horrible show and I don’t understand the attraction to the housewives shows either. I love watching Charlie Sheen and really miss him on Two and Half Men. I think Jake’s character on the show is really lame now. He’s not cute anymore. I did enjoy the first few episodes with Ashton but now I prefer to watch the original reruns. I think Charlie’s new show will do well. I hope it does and I hope he can get his life together. I love Charlie.

Dirtybirdsin12

June 25th, 2012
7:10 pm

Wilfred is probably not for your generation Granny and June. That does not make the show dumb. I can assure you that the show is well written, and features great acting, by very intelligent people.

nonewsisbadnews

June 25th, 2012
7:23 pm

They forgot Cedrics new show on TYland – The Soul Man…. it was really funny Wednesdays at 10pm est

June

June 25th, 2012
11:44 pm

@ Dirtybirdsin12 ‘not for my generation’ . . .you must be extremely young. It’s not well written, it’s crass and it’s only survived this long because it’s a knock-off of an Australian sitcom that’s very popular. I think I may enjoy the movieTed that’s coming out soon.

Dirtybirdsin12

June 26th, 2012
12:06 am

@June, I’m 27. The show is well written. You may not get it, but that just means it’s not for you. Don’t be a hater; no one is forcing you to watch.

Dirtybirdsin12

June 26th, 2012
12:09 am

On a side note, I also have high hopes for Ted. Seth MacFarlane is very hit or miss though, so it could be terrible.

Lisa

June 26th, 2012
11:59 am

love Charlie Sheen, can’t wait for Anger Management as well as Louie (louie is awesome) and Wilfred, great night of comedies thursday !

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