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Russell Brand Coming to Late-Night TV

British comic signs six-show deal with FX

December 15, 2011 1:10 PM ET
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Russell Brand attends the Hollywood Reporter's annual Next Generation reception held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.
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Russell Brand is set to join the crowded late-night field on American television with an unscripted series on FX beginning in the spring. The network has ordered an initial run of six episodes of the half-hour show, which will feature the British comedian interacting with a live studio audience. It's the first television deal for Branded Productions, Brand's development company. 

"I am so excited I'm on the point of climax," said Brand (Mr. Katy Perry). "In fact I will put the 'O' into FX, which spells Fox, which is actually the channel's real name."

Brand, who has starred as an actor in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek and the 2011 remake of Arthur, resigned from the BBC in 2008 over a series of prank phone calls he made while hosting The Russell Brand Show

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