01/15/2012 02:21 pm ET Updated Mar 16, 2012

'Anger Management': Charlie Sheen Gets 'Redemption' From FX President John Landgraf

FX president John Landgraf defended his decision to bet big on Charlie Sheen's upcoming "Anger Management," a project he's given a series order without having seen a script.

"I walked into the pitch as skeptical as you might imagine I would be," Landgraf told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena. "It was just a really excellent pitch. I think some of you saw Charlie last weekend and I think you saw a very different Charlie Sheen. And I saw that guy in the room. I saw a really good pitch for a comedy series. Funny and complicated and I think the character he ought to be playing at this point -- somebody with a checkered past but pretty self aware."

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