FX Switches ‘BrandX' to Live Format

Russell Brand's Now Hour-Long Late-Nght Series Returns Feb. 7 1/30/2013 10:41 AM Eastern
In another overhaul of Russell Brand's late-night talk show, FX announced that the next cycle of BrandX with Russell Brand will debut a new live format when it returns to the schedule on Feb. 7.
As previously announced, the series will also expand from a half-hour to a full hour for its 13-episode run.

BrandX will return on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 p.m. after FX's other late-night entry, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, then shift to 11 p.m. starting Feb. 28.

The changes are just the latest in a series of tweaks BrandX has undergone since premiering last summer. After starting as a more freewheeling soapbox for Brand's anti-establishment rhetoric, the format was tweaked to more closely resemble a traditional late-night talk show in its second cycle of episodes that ended in November.