Anger Management Episodes To Air On Fox In June

By Kelly West 2013-05-31 08:47:33 discussion comments
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Anger Management will be getting a bit of help from Fox next month, as the network is set to air four episodes of the FX comedy series on Monday nights throughout June. While the comedy, which is based on the film by the same name and stars Charlie Sheen, may have gotten off to a solid start, with more than five million viewers tuning in for its premiere last year, the numbers have diminished pretty drastically since then. And since FX ordered this series in bulk, picking up 90 more episodes to go with their original 10-episode order, it's understandable that FX might be concerned with the current viewership, which has slipped below a million viewers for some episodes in its second season.

THR mentions that Fox quietly announced that four episodes of Anger Management will air on Monday nights throughout June, taking over the spot recently held by reruns of The Mindy Project. It's likely that Fox and FX hope giving the multi-camera comedy some network TV exposure will help improve the audience for the series. The series was averaging 4.53 million total viewers in its first season, which is a high number for an FX series. But attention seems to be evaporating, as the second season's average is 1.087 million viewers, and recent episodes have been below that number.

It's a good time to try something like this. June's kind of the transitional month for TV seasons, falling between midseason and the summer season, with most network TV shows wrapped up, and the summer shows just beginning to roll out. There are openings in the schedule that can be utilized for the benefit of struggling series. And it looks like Fox and FX are taking advantage of that to give Anger Management a chance at growing its audience. Considering that it still has 70 episodes left in its order, the sooner the show can improve its ratings, the better. Two of the four episodes that will air on Fox will be first-run episodes, so fans of the series should keep an eye out for the series on Fox on Monday nights next month.
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