Russell Brand has signed a deal with FX to host a half-hour unscripted late-night series, the network announced today. The still-untitled show will debut in the spring and focus on “Brand’s unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture,” according to the statement. Each episode will be filmed in front of and feature interaction with a live audience. Huh, okay. Someone at Fox HQ must be in a major Russell Brand phase right now, because Mr. Katy Perry has officially sold his half-hour animated series to Fox today, too. So much crazy-eyed British mania coming our way!
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actor/comedian Russell Brand arrives at The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual Next Generation Reception held at Milk Studios on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/2011 Getty Images