TV News: Russell Brand, FX Ink Deal For Unscripted Late-Night Series

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CHICAGOFX has inked one of the hottest actor/comedians out there right now when they signed Russell Brand for six half-hour episodes of a new show. The untitled, unscripted show will be Brand’s comedic take on Current Events, Politics, and Pop Culture.

Brand, best known for his roles in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” “Get Him to the Greek” and for being married to singer Katy Perry, will perform these shows in front of a live studio audience, and it is said that audience interaction will be a big part of the show.

Exeutive Vice President of Original Programming at FX, Nick Grad, was thrilled to announce the add of Brand to FX: “We’re very excited to add Russell Brand’s bracingly funny, original, and honest voice to the FX comedy line-up,” said Grad. “We look forward to supporting Russell and his partner Troy Miller’s ambition to strip down the hosted comedy format to its most fundamental elements and to create something daring and unfiltered for the FX audience.”

Brand added some joking of his own: “I am so excited I’m on the point of climax, in fact I will put the “O” into FX, which spells FOX, which is actually the channel’s real name,” said Brand. “That’s the only thing that worries me about all this to be honest. At least I’ll be able to have a Christmas drink with Bill O’Reilly.”

The program is scheduled for a Spring 2012 release and is produced by FX Productions in association with Branded Films and Dakota Films. staff writer Tim Martens

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