Anger Management star Charlie Sheen has declared that he is not insane any more, as he announced that the comedy is set to be extended to 100 episodes.
Sheen had a high profile spat with the producer of his previous series Two And A Half Men which, along with his erratic personal life, resulted in him being fired from the show.
But he said he has put all that behind him, telling reporters that Anger Management is poised to get an order for 90 more - and his father Martin Sheen is set to become a regular cast member.
The FX cable TV comedy is half way through its initial 10-episode run, and Sheen said the prospect of continuing is as "exciting as hell". And he joked: "I don't think 90's gonna be enough."
Speaking of his tumultuous departure from Two And A Half Men and the stormy aftermath last year, he said it was like a dream he couldn't wake up from.
Or like "a train I couldn't get off of, except that I was the conductor", he added, speaking in quick bursts and fidgeting in his chair.
He said he learned a lot from that period, including "stick to what you know".
And referring to his disastrous My Violent Torpedo Of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option tour in spring 2011, he was greeted with laughter when he advised: "Don't go on the road with a one-man show in 21 cities without an act."
He summed up: "I'm not insane anymore."
Sheen senior will play the father of Charlie Goodson, the anger-management therapist played by his son.
The veteran actor, who played President Jed Bartlet in the drama series The West Wing, is already guest-starring on one Anger Management episode.
Charlie said: "I think that was the best episode we did."
Adding Sheen senior to the series "will give an extra dimension and make it a multi-generational family show," said FX boss John Landgraf as he made the announcement.
Executive producer Bruce Helford explained that extending Anger Management's run so dramatically would call for filming a total of 100 episodes in just two years - a cost-saving exercise that allows no time for rehearsals.
"The actors get the lines, we see the scene, the writers make changes, the actors go to makeup, cameras are blocked, we come back together and shoot the scene," he explained.