From what I know, it seems that Russell Brand and his “brand” of humor divide people down a very distinct line of being a Brand fan or a Brand hater. If you’re a fan of his, you might be psyched to know that he’s going to be on your television screens a lot. If you aren’t a fan, well, you can just click away from this bit of news.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brand has signed a deal with FX for a six-episode half-hour late-night series. The series will debut in the spring and will have Brand’s opinions on politics, pop culture, current events, and more. Each of the episodes will be taped before a live audience and have interactive features in order to get audience participation.

Nick Grad, FX executive vice president, original programming, said the network is very excited to have Brand’s “bracingly funny, original, and honest voice to the FX comedy lineup.” According to Grad, the network is excited to be working with Russell and his partner Troy Miller’s idea “ambition” to bring the hosted comedy format down to its elemental state and “create something daring and unfiltered for the FX audience.” All this sounds like very high praise and very high stakes; I hope they can deliver.

You can read more about the news at The Hollywood Reporter. What do you think about Brand coming to television? Give your opinions below.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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