"BRANDX WITH RUSSELL BRAND" GOES LIVE
"BrandX" Returns to FX Thursday, February 7 at 11:30 PM ET/PT
Late Night Series Expands to a Full-Hour Live Format
Los Angeles, January 30, 2013 - Today FX announced that BrandX with Russell Brand will return for its next cycle on Thursday, February 7 with a new live format. Additionally, the series has expanded from its original half-hour length to a full hour for 13 episodes.
BrandX aims Russell Brand's unique, rollicking skillset at the traditional monologue, celebrity interviews, and audiences segments. Beginning February 7, the series will air at 11:30 PM ET/PT after Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and then moves to 11:00 PM ET/PT beginning February 28. Upcoming guest stars include Kathy Griffin (February 14) and Dermot Mulroney (February 28). The series is produced by FX Productions, in association with Branded Films and Dakota Films. Executive Producers are Brand, Troy Miller, Nik Linnen and John Noel.
About FX Productions
FX Productions co-produces the award-winning hit drama series Sons of Anarchy and Justified, and produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, Legit, and the late night series BrandX with Russell Brand and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. FXP currently has production output deals in place with RCG Productions, the production company of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Executive Producer/Showrunners Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, and Floyd County Productions, the production company of Archer Executive Producer/Showrunners Adam Reed and Matt Thompson. FXP recently announced a cable exclusive, first-look pact with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and their Color Force production company, producers of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid feature franchise and The Hunger Games. It was the first POD deal for FX Productions that was not established through a prior existing relationship with the studio.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series including Sons of Anarchy and Justified; the miniseries American Horror Story; the new drama series The Americans; the acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, BrandX with Russell Brand, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell; and the new comedy Legit. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with UFC and NCAA football.