FX Orders Russell Brand’s New Late Night Series

Comedian and actor Russell Brand of Forgetting Sarah Marshall fame and Get Him to the Greek has landed his own unscripted late-night series that is set to air on the FX Network. Confirming the news, Nick Grad, FX’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming, discussed plans for the upcoming show with excitement.

“We’re very excited to add Russell Brand’s bracingly funny, original, and honest voice to the FX comedy line-up. We look forward to supporting Russell and his partner Troy Miller’s ambition to strip down the hosted comedy format to its most fundamental elements and to create something daring and unfiltered for the FX audience.”

Russell Brand’s new FX series will feature the funnyman covering the world’s current events, as well as happenings in pop culture and politics. Also issuing a statement about his new venture, Russell Brand is equally excited about his new upcoming series.

“I am so excited. I’m on the point of climax in fact I will put the O into FX, which spells Fox, which is actually the channels real name. That’s the only one thing that worries me about all this to be honest. At least I’ll be able to have a Christmas drink with Bill O’ Reilly.”

The late night show is set to debut in the spring of 2012. Will you be tuning into the Brand series?