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Russell Brand Lands FX Series: Actor Heads To Late Night

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Russell Brand is heading to FX, and no, he isn't entering the reality TV foray with wife Katy Perry. Instead, he's signed on for a new untitled half-hour late night series, reports Variety. FX ordered six episodes of the series, which will make its debut in Spring 2012.

The late night show will shoot in front of a live audience, and according to FX, it will feature "Brand's unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture." While Brand may be known for making people laugh, the British comedian often adds his insight on culture via his blog.

In August Brand posted an essay, titled "Big Brother Isn't Watching You," commenting on the violence and riots that burned through London's suburbs last summer.

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