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FX Not Renewing 'Brand X,' But Network Remains 'In Business' With Actor-Comedian

FX will not bring back Brand X, 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.

Brand X, 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 ‘Brand X’ 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 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,” Landgraf said.

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