FX has signed a deal with Russell Brand for six 30-minute episodes of an unscripted late-night series, the network announced Thursday.
The yet-to-be-titled show is set to debut next spring and will be shot in front of a live audience, who will interact with the host. The network describes the series as "Brand's unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture."
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"We're very excited to add Russell Brand's bracingly funny, original, and honest voice to the FX comedy line-up," said Nick Grad, FX's executive vice president of original programming. "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."
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Brand is best known for his roles in Forgetting Sarah Marshall
and Get Him To The Greek
Miller, a two-time Emmy-winning director, has directed and produced numerous TV shows including Flight of the Conchords, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Bored to Death, Raising Hope, Happy Endings and Up All Night.