FX Orders Russell Brand Late-Night Series

FX is entering the late-night fray with an unscripted half-hour project starring Russell Brand.

The cabler has ordered six episodes of the currently untitled series, which it says will feature “Brand’s unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture.”

The targeted launch date is Spring 2012.

“I am so excited I’m on the point of climax, in fact I will put the “O” into FX, which spells Fox, which is actually the channel’s real name,” Brand cracked in a statement. “That’s the only thing that worries me about all this to be honest. At least I’ll be able to have a Christmas drink with Bill O’Reilly.”

Meanwhile, our sister site Deadline is reporting that FX’s broadcast sibling, Fox, has given a script order for an animated comedy series co-created and voiced by Brand and loosely based on the funnyman’s twentysomething years.