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BrandX with Russell Brand: FX Orders Seven More Episodes

brandx with russell brand tv show renewedMore irreverent late-night comedy is on the way. FX has ordered an additional seven episodes of BrandX with Russell Brand.

The existing six episodes will finish airing next Thursday night. The new installments are expected to start airing in October, paired with the fourth season of comedy The League.

Here’s the FX press release with some additional details about the pick up:

FX Orders More “BrandX with Russell Brand”

Network Picks Up Seven Installments

Show Slated to Return in October

BEVERLY HILLS, July 28, 2012 – FX is ordering more installments of its late night half-hour comedy series BrandX with Russell Brand, announced John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Networks.

The network today picked up seven additional episodes of the BrandX, which will return in October behind all new episodes of The League. The final installment of the show’s initial six-episode order airs next Thursday, August 2 at 11:00PM.

Landgraf said, “Russell Brand is an extraordinary comedic talent – inventive, ambitious and fearless – and we are thrilled to continue our association with him, as well as his partners Troy Miller and Nik Linnen.”

BrandX features Brand’s unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture. The format draws heavily on Brand’s interaction with that audience. The series is produced by FX Productions in association with Branded Films and Dakota Films. Executive Producers are Russell Brand, Troy Miller and Nik Linnen. Miller also serves as Director of the series.

FX Productions co-produces the award winning hit drama series Sons of Anarchy, and critically acclaimed hit drama series Justified. FXP produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, Legit (January 2013), and the late night comedies BrandX with Russell Brand and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (August 2012).

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 includes a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Sons of Anarchy, Justified and American Horror Story, and acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, BrandX with Russell Brand, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Legit. Its library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. The network’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.

What do you think? Do you like BrandX with Russell Brand and Brand’s style of comedy? Are you glad to hear that it’s been renewed or do you think it should have been cancelled instead?

 

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Jennifer Rago August 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Anyone that post negitive comments have way too much time on their hands. If you dont like something then whatever. People who take the time out of there own lives to badmouth others don’t have a life of their own. Keep that in mind and judge yourself if you have so much free time…you only should stand up for what you believe in thats when your time is not wasted!!!!

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Jennifer Rago August 2, 2012 at 11:33 pm

People avoid certain issues that should be brought about in order to conquer and understand it all we need people like Russell Brand to persue and bring up theses issuse. And added the scense of humor makes all of it easier to first… Understand and second to accept and realize life instead of hiding in the dark. The show conquers boundaries that are otherwise looked away from and neglected. With understanding we come to conclusion! I love you Russell we need more people like you!!!

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Grandizer July 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I watched episode 4 and 5. I didn’t think I would like it. But he grew on me. I do think the audience is loaded with handpicked people though. It is strange that he asks specific questions to some people and they happen to be experts or have dealt with the item in question.

I would leave the “guest stars” out of it though, I really saw NO reason for the SOA guy or the Basketball player to be on the show. I think Brand could have asked real people the same questions and made a better show of it.

I also applaud the fact that it is not bleeped out or censored heavily. Way to go FX!

I also have never watched Wifred and MY MISTAKE, I have not watched Louie at all. A shame because I loved his comedic style when he was on Pay Cable for that one season and was sad to see it cancelled. I have watched all of Anger Management though only in repeats. I have never watched any of his 2.5 men show, so was not really expecting much from the show, and really, it was sometimes funny, mostly obvious and a surprise to see some other people on the show…

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Tatiana July 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Love the show. I am glad the tweaks are subtle. I hope the mice will be back.

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Duane July 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Don’t like him at all. I tape Anger Mgr. and Louie. Skip over him and Wilfred. His voice is irritating.

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kris July 29, 2012 at 9:01 am

I really enjoy this show! I’m glad there’s more on the way!

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