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FX Not Renewing Russell Brand's 'BrandX,' But Network Remains 'in Business' With Actor-Comedian

Landgraf says FX Networks developing live-action comedy loosely based on Brand's life 6/06/2013 02:12:48 PM Eastern

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FX will not bring back BrandX,
the late-night series starring Russell Brand, but the company is developing a
live-action series with the actor-comedian loosely based on his life, according
to John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, at a press briefing Thursday
morning.

BrandX, whose
third cycle aired this winter, underwent
a number of format changes
since it debuted last year. "I don't think we're
going to bring BrandX back, I think
we're going to do a scripted live action comedy," Landgraf said, adding that
the relationship between FX Networks and Brand will continue.

Fellow late-night series Totally
Biased With W. Kamau Bell
, which is slated to go to daily show on FXX when the
new network launches this fall, was "more ready to convert to a daily show," and had

"more potential and more upside in the audience response," Landgraf said.

The Brand comedy is in early stages but is
envisioned as a live-action show loosely about his life in the way Curb Your Enthusiasm is about Larry
David's life.

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