Comedy Central India nabs ‘Anger Management’

Network in deal with Lionsgate International Television

Comedy Central India, in business for a year now, has acquired exclusive rights to “Anger Management” in a pact with Lionsgate Intl. Television, the two companies said Thursday.

The series debuted to an impressive 5.74 million viewers in the U.S. and subsequently received an unusual 90-episode commitment.

Lionsgate Intl. Television has already sold the series in more than a dozen territories, including Canada, Latin America, the U.K., Scandinavia, Australia/New Zealand, Germany, Benelux, Poland, Spain and South Africa. Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury distributes the show in the U.S., where it’s been sold into syndication with the Fox station group.

Skein, starring Charlie Sheen, is based on the 2003 film.