In addition, eight other Fox duopolies bought the show, including those in New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas. The show is being sold on a cash-plus-barter deal, with the minutes of ad time obtained by Debmar-Mercury yet to be determined. Stations will double-run the series in access and late fringe, seven days a week.
Management will join other sitcoms in Fox’s block, including Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, and Modern Family, which debuts next September.
Anger Management was created with the 10/90 model in mind – test the series for ten episodes and if it does well, pick it up for ninety more episodes. The model has worked successfully in the past for Debmar’s Tyler Perry sitcoms, House of Payne and Meet the Browns.