[FX Press Release via thefutoncritic]
BRAND X WITH RUSSELL BRAND
Premieres Thursday, June 28 2012
Brand X with Russell Brand
[* The original title of the series was "Strangely Uplifting" but has since been changed to "Brand X with Russell Brand"]
Season One - Show Descriptions
Show 1 - "Brand X with Russell Brand" (Airs June 28, 11:00 pm e/p) - Brand X with Russell Brand features Brand's unvarnished and unfiltered point of view on current events, worldwide politics and popular culture. Taking on the news of the day like no one else, Brand uses his unconventional sensibility, spirituality, humor and status as a recently transplanted Englishman to get to the bottom of what the news really means.
6/28/12 - ???
new this summer (yet to premiere)
thursdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
1 (6 episodes)
(from FX's press release, February 2012) FX will be television's comedy destination this summer with the return of two of its acclaimed original series, Louie and Wilfred, the debut of its new late-night original series *Strangely Uplifting with Russell Brand, and Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen, all airing Thursday nights beginning June 28. Finally, the series premiere of *Strangely Uplifting, FX's new late-night comedy starring acclaimed actor/comedian Russell Brand, will debut, at 11:00 PM E/P.
The series features Brand's unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture. The network has ordered six half-hour installments of the series that will be shot in front of a live audience.
The format will draw heavily on Brand's interaction with that audience. The series is produced by FX Productions in association with Branded Films and Dakota Films. This marks the first television deal for Branded Films. Executive Producers are Russell Brand, Troy Miller and Nik Linnen. Miller also serves as Director of the series. The series was originally scheduled for the spring, but was pushed to the summer due to a film production starring Brand.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Russell Brand as Host
· Nik Linnen as EP
· Russell Brand as EP
· Troy Miller as EP/DIR
· comedy (all)
· comedy (improv/sketch)
· Branded Films
· Dakota Films
· FX Productions