FX Drops ‘Brand X With Russell Brand’, Picks Up Live-Action Project With Brand

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FX Drops ‘Brand X With Russell Brand’, Picks Up Live-Action Project With Brand

FX won’t be ordering more episodes of Brand X With Russell Brand, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said at a press conference today.

The network will stay in business with the actor, picking up a scripted live-action comedy pilot starring Brand, which will be based loosely on his life in the vein of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. A search is underway for a writer.

In the end, “W. Kamau Bell and (executive producer) Chris Rock were more ready to convert to a daily show,” Landgraf said. Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, which just logged a series high, will switch to a nightly format when it moves to FXX in September. ”We saw more potential and upside in audience’s reaction.”

Brand X started off as a taped weekly show and moved to a live production for the second batch of episodes. The series aired 26 episodes in total.

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