Russell Brand lands American TV show

Late-night show for FX

Russell Brand has landed his first American TV series.

He has signed a deal to front a half-hour late-night series on the FX network, starting in the spring.

The six-part series promises Brand commenting on current events, politics and pop culture in front of a live audience. The format appears similar to his 2007/2008 Channel 4 series, Ponderland.

FX executive Nick Grad said: ‘We’re very excited to add Russell Brand’s bracingly funny, original, and honest voice to the FX comedy lineup.’

He added that the show would ‘strip down the hosted comedy format to its most fundamental elements and to create something daring and unfiltered’.

Brand - who will also executive produce the show – said: ‘I am so excited I'm on the point of climax, in fact I will put the ”O” into FX.

Brand is best known in the States for movie roles such as Get Him To The Greek and the Arthur remake, and is about to star as Lonny in a movie adaption of 80s rock musical Rock Of Ages. He also courted controversy when he hosted the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

Published: 15 Dec 2011

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