'Brand X With Russsell Brand' and 'Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell' Renewed by FX

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November 27th, 2012

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BrandX Expands to a Full-Hour

NEW YORK, November 27, 2012 – FX has ordered 13 additional episodes of both of its late night comedy series, BrandX with Russell Brand and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, announced Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, FX.


The final 2012 installment of BrandX with Russell Brand will air as a special one-hour episode on Thursday, November 29 at 11:30pm ET/PT and feature special guests: comedian Sarah Silverman and author and new age philosopher Daniel Pinchbeck. When BrandX returns on Thursday, February 7 at 11:30pm ET/PT, the show will expand to a full-hour format.


The final 2012 episode of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell will air Thursday, November 29 at 11:00pm ET/PT, with Bell welcoming The Daily Show writer and correspondent John Oliver as his guest. Totally Biased will return with a new cycle of episodes Thursday, January 17 at 11:00pm ET/PT.


“We’re proud to have two of the most strikingly original and funny voices in late night as part of the FX comedy lineup,” said Grad. “Russell’s irrepressible energy and unique style have made BrandX a daring show where anything can happen. Kamau is one of the sharpest, smartest and funniest comedians in the business. The New York Times called him ‘the most promising talent in political comedy in many years,’ and we couldn’t agree more.”


BrandX aims Russell Brand’s unique, rollicking skillset at the traditional monologue, celebrity interviews, and audiences segments. The series is produced by FX Productions, in association with Branded Films and Dakota Films. Executive Producers are Brand, Troy Miller, Nik Linnen and John Noel.


Totally Biased, from Bell and Executive Producers Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar and Keri Smith Esguia, stars standup comedian W. Kamau Bell as he hilariously dissects politics, pop culture, race, religion, sex and the media from his own unique point of view. The show features live guests and taped segments. The show is produced by FX Productions.


About FX Productions

FX Productions co-produces the award-winning hit drama series Sons of Anarchy and Justified, and produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, the upcoming comedy Legit, and the late night series BrandX with Russell Brand and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. FXP currently has production output deals in place with RCG Productions, the production company of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Executive Producer/Showrunners Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, and Floyd County Productions, the production company of Archer Executive Producer/Showrunners Adam Reed and Matt Thompson. FXP recently announced a cable exclusive, first-look pact with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and their Color Force production company, producers of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid feature franchise and The Hunger Games.


It was the first POD deal for FX Productions that was not established through a prior existing relationship with the studio.


About FX

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series Sons of Anarchy and Justified; the miniseries American Horror Story: Asylum; the upcoming drama series The Americans (January 2013); the acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, BrandX with Russell Brand, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell; and the upcoming comedy Legit (January 2013). The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with UFC and NCAA football.

  • richard

    i love chris rock, but the previews for this show made it look unfunny, s o i never watched

  • FilmTurtle

    I like Bell a lot. He laughs at his own brilliance a bit too often for my taste, but he’s quite clever. I can see why Chris Rock mentored him. It made sense to renew his show; the budget has to be less than $100 per episode. The studio is tiny; he and a guest basically sit on folding chairs.

  • Aaron

    Good to see W. Kamau Bell’s show get picked up but I’m still not a fan of Russell Brand’s show, it’s better than when it started but still not enough to convince me to stick around with it.

  • Ram510

    Brandx should be cancelled. How did it der renewed and expanded to an hour, the world may never know

  • merranga


    because for some reason the world rewards those whom steal their act and personality from friends. him and denis leary will never die…

  • greenrun99

    BrandX is horrible, tried to watch one episode and turned it off.. Bell’s show is atleast somewhat funny, but Russell Brand must be paying FX to put his show on.

  • Annonimous

    Bill’s show sometime hilarious, sometime so-so. But if it’s good, it’s truly good. Bill Maher still better though.

  • The Hafk

    At first I was furious that Brand X got bumped to a full hour.

    On the other hand, Totally Biased now airs first, meaning I can watch FX from 10 to 11:30 without having to change the channel. Hooray!

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