updated 07/18/2011 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/18/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
Charlie Sheen has reason to be happy – even if his latest role is not.
The former Two and a Half Men star is set to make his way back to the small screen in a television adaptation of the 2003 movie Anger Management.
Sheen, 45, who was famously fired from the sitcom during a battle with the show’s creator Chuck Lorre over his behavior on and off the set, will play an ex-athlete balancing his own temper problems and those of the criminal defendants he counsels – the character Jack Nicholson originated in the Joe Roth-produced film.