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TV Bulletin Board (Fri., Oct. 28) -- RX for Sheen is FX

Charlie Sheen's sitcom career is back on track with the announcement Thursday that FX has ordered 10 episodes of Anger Management for a summer 2012 premiere.

The network also said that it will order 90 more episodes if the ratings are good. It cited the "unique syndication model" TBS cable is utilizing for its lengthy pickups of sitcoms produced by Tyler Perry and Ice Cube.

The TV version of Anger Management is "losely based" on the 2003 feature film, which starred Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. Sheen, who has a "significant ownership stake" in the FX series, would play the Nicholson role of a therapist who perhaps needs more counseling than his patients.

The principal show-runner for Anger Management is Bruce Helford, whose previous TV comedies include The Drew Carey Show and George Lopez.

Sheen's former hit comedy, CBS' Two and a Half Men, continues to do well with Ashton Kutcher as the oft-volatile actor's replacement. But ratings for the show have come back to earth in recent weeks after a blockbuster start.

***The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley is reviving the On the Road segments that were a trademark of the late Charles Kuralt. Its new peripatetic traveler will be Steve Hartman, best known for his distinctive Everybody Has a Story and Assignment America features for CBS News.

Hartman's first On the Road piece will air during the Friday. Oct. 28th edition of the Evening News. He'll be visiting Dauphin, PA for a story tied to the 125th anniversary of The Statue of Liberty.

***AMC's most popular scripted series, The Walking Dead, has been renewed for a third season while still in the early stages of Season 2. And Showtime has given its ongoing new Homeland series the go-ahead for a Season 2.