Cable network FX has stopped ordering new episodes of "Brand X with Russell Brand," effectively canceling the British funnyman's late-night talk show.
Newly-promoted FX CEO John Toldgraf told reporters at a press conference on Thursday that he does not expect "Brand X" to return to the airwaves. The series made its debut in June, 2012, with 25 episodes airing over the course of two seasons.
series went through several format changes during its relatively short run. Originally conceived of as a half-hour taped program, "Brand X" eventually expanded into an hour-long series airing live in front of a Los Angeles studio audience.
While his talk show may have been given the axe, it looks like FX isn't finished with Brand just yet. Toldgraf revealed that a new scripted series is in the works which will be loosely based on Brand's own life, in a vein similar to Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Also at the press conference, Toldgraf said that "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell," will switch from a weekly to a daily format on sister network FXX starting this fall.