FX will not be moving forward with Russell Brand's late-night talk show Brand X, CEO John Landgraf announced Thursday.
What do you get when you combine Russell Brand and the Kardashian sisters? A very raunchy conversation.
On Tuesday night's Chelsea Lately, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney took over hosting duties from Handler and sat down with Brand, who was promoting his FX series BrandX. Barely 10 seconds into the interview, Khloe dug right in, asking him, "Do we make you horny?" And that was the tamest part of the chat.
Will Nicki Minaj's "wife" Kree make the cut? How about Devin, the (quoting Nicki again) "Spanish Ken doll?" And could this be the end of the road for such curiosities as Zoanette "What's Tone Got To Do With It" Johnson and the appropriately named Charlie Askew? All will be revealed as Fox's American Idol moves back to Hollywood for a 90-minute live results show (8/7c), where America decides this year's Top 10 — but I wouldn't be surprised if the judges get a "wild card" pick should one or more of their faves fail to capture the voters' attention.
"I'm a really curious person ... I'd be interested in studies on violence in entertainment and the correlation of violence in real life," FX chief John Landgraf told reporters at the FX winter previews Wednesday. "If we find meaningful correlations, we should act on those correlations."
Landgraf, whose network airs the sometimes brutally violent Sons of Anarchy, was responding to the inevitable questions about violence and responsibility question that has been prevalent at the Television Critics Association tour this month. Although he pointed out that the U.S. and U.K. consume the same violent media (The Walking Dead is the No. 1 cable show in England), violent gun deaths are significantly higher in the States. He theorized that it is differences in the countries' gun-control policies ...
FX has announced premiere dates for all of its fall shows, with the network's three comedy series — It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and BrandX with Russell Brand — all bowing on Thursday, Oct. 11.
Comedian Russell Brand woke up the Television Critics Association with his particular brand of madcap, irreverent humor Saturday morning during its fall previews, discussing topics ranging from homicidal Renaissance artists to a "racist chicken dispensary."
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Sons of Anarchy
Get ready for more Louis C.K., Russell Brand and... Martin Sheen?
FX president and general manager John Landgraf addressed the Television Critics Association during its fall TV previews on Saturday, announcing that the cable network was experiencing growth in viewership as well as in developing original programming.
Apparently, Charlie Sheen is winning.
The series premiere of his new comedy Anger Management was the most-watched scripted comedy series premiere in cable history, drawing 5.47 million viewers. It also marked...
It's something of a crying shame that the new comedy getting the most attention tonight (buzz-wise, though certainly not critically), and which almost certainly will attract the widest audience (of morbidly curious rubber-neckers, but who's counting) is by far the least worthy of attention or respect.
We're talking, of course, about Anger Management, bowing on FX with back-to-back episodes (9/8c) following a 12-hour marathon of Two and a Half Men repeats (starting at 9 am/8c) selected — so we're told — by Charlie Sheen himself.
Chris Rock will usher in new talent to FX.
The comedian will executive-produce a six-episode series starring standup comedian W. Kamau Bell that will premiere this summer, the network announced Wednesday. In the series, Bell will offer up his take on politics, pop culture, race, religion, media and sex during each half hour.