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Charlie Sheen to retire after 'Anger Management'

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Charlie Sheen says when his upcoming show, "Anger Management," comes to an end, so will his acting career.

Those who predicted Charlie Sheen's career would come to an end following the messy public meltdown that put a halt to his "Two and a Half Men" days were wrong. In fact, it wasn't long before another chance and another show came his way in the form of the upcoming FX sitcom, "Anger Management."

But now, with his much-hyped TV return just days away, comes the news that Sheen's already making plans to take his final acting bow: When "Anger Management" is over, that's it for the star.

"When I’m done with this business, it’s just going to be about soccer games and amusement parks," the father of five revealed in an interview with The New York Times. "And when this ends, I’m done. This is my swan song."

But why plan for the end of his career when the next phase is just about to begin with his new show? According to the actor, it's just time to move on.

"I’ve been doing this 30 years," he said. "And there’s a lot more out there to do than make-believe, you know? I mean, I’m grateful. I’ve got a dream life as a direct result of television, you know? But at some point you just get tired of wearing somebody else’s clothes, saying somebody else’s words and working in somebody else’s space. I’m also aware of the fact that you don’t get these kinds of shots in the same lifetime. You’re only supposed to have one hit show, unless you’re Kelsey Grammer."

Still, Sheen plans to make the most of his upcoming effort. He said however long it lasts, he'll be "happy doing it."

Get an early look at what's to come "Anger Management" in these short preview clips:

"Anger Management" premieres June 28 at 9 p.m. ET on FX.

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