Friday, October 9, 2015

Remote Possibilities: Charlie Sheen on Fox, 'The Fosters' on ABC Family

A few things to watch (or feed your DVR).

Remote Possibilities: Charlie Sheen on Fox, 'The Fosters' on ABC Family

Charlie Sheen´s cable sitcom, "Anger Management," comes to Fox on Monday nights this summer
Charlie Sheen's cable sitcom, "Anger Management," comes to Fox on Monday nights this summer

Remember when Charlie Sheen was the biggest star on Monday nights?

So does Fox.

Sheen, who once ruled the beachfront roost on CBS' "Two and a Half Men," now stars -- after a period of unpleasantness we dont need to rehash here -- in a cable sitcom, FX's "Anger Management." He plays a therapist. Yes, really.

Starting this week, Fox, the cable net's corporate big brother, will be airing episodes of the show at 9:30 p.m. Mondays. Given that almost every other comedy on network TV is a rerun (with the exception of Fox's "The Goodwin Games," which you might also want to check out at 8:30), Sheen's new gig is worth a look.

Also worth your time: "The Fosters" (9 p.m., ABC Family), a new drama about fostering and adoption that stars Teri Polo and Sherri Saum as a couple already raising biological and adopted children who decide to open their home to at least one more.

MTV's "Teen Wolf" launches its third season at 10.

Probably not worth anyone's time: ABC's  "Mistresses" (10 p.m., 6ABC), a disappointing remake of the  British series that ran on BBC America.  That one's  available for streaming on Netflix, if you're curious. This one stars Alyssa Milano, Yunjin  Kim ("Lost"), Rochelle Aytes ("Madea's Family Reunion") and Jess Macallan and it's not so much shocking as it is duller than anything called "Mistresses" has a right to be.






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