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FX Canada Release: Russell Brand Headlines Summer Laughfest

Russell Brand Headlines Laughers on FX Canada Summer Programming Lineup
 
TORONTO (June 13, 2012) – Three irreverent comedians, a former hobbit, and a man dressed in a dog suit walk into a bar…and viewers have this summer’s most stellar collection of specialty series north of the border – only on FX Canada.  BeginningThursday, June 21at10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, critically-acclaimed comedyWilfred is back with Season 2.  Then, onThursday, June 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT, viewers get a back-to-back assault of humour with the Season 3 premiere ofLouie, followed by the exclusive Canadian series premiere ofBrand X with Russell Brand at11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.  Fast-forward toThursday, Aug. 9 for another series premiere of the all-new late-night showTotally Biased with W. Kamau Bell at11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.
 
 See below for a chronological listing of detailed programming descriptions. All programming is subject to change.
 
Wilfred: Thursday, June 21 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
**Season 2 Premiere**
Progress
After breaking up his sister’s marriage, messing with Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann, Blades of Glory) and Drew’s (Chris Klein, American Pie) relationship, and manipulating Wilfred (Jason Gann, Mark Loves Sharon) into getting seriously injured, Ryan (Elijah Wood, Lord of the Rings) starts to recognize the damage his lies and threats have caused. In light of this, he is forced to face the consequences of not having Wilfred in his life.

Louie: Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT
**Season 3 Premiere**
Something is Wrong
Emmy
®Award-winning comedian Louis C.K. returns with Season 3 of the critically-acclaimed comedy Louie.  Loosely based on his own life as a successful stand-up comedian and a newly single father, each episode of the new season continues to put a spotlight on his everyday ordeals, his quest to find love, and his pursuit of relentless humour. Season 3 is shot entirely in New York and features a unique mix of Louis C.K.’s stand-up comedy and scripted shorts.
 
Brand X with Russell Brand: Thursday, June 28 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT
**Series Premiere**
Comedian Russell Brand (Arthur) shares his unvarnished and unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture in this six-part, 30-minute talk show. Each installment will be shot in front of a live studio audience, drawing heavily on their interaction with Brand. Brand X with Russell Brand is produced by FX Networks, LLC, Branded Films, and Dakota Pictures. Russell Brand serves as executive producer.

 
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell: Thursday, Aug. 9 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT
**Series Premiere**
Shot in New York City, comedian W. Kamau Bell (The W. Kamau Bell Curve) dissects race, religion, the media, politics, pop culture, and sex in this weekly, six-part, 30-minute late-night comedy show. Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell is produced by FX Networks, LLC. Russell Brand serves as executive producer.
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Elijah Wood Twitter: @woodelijah
Jason Gann Twitter: @jasongann
Fiona Gubelmann Twitter: @fionagubelmann
W. Kamau Bell Twitter: @wkamaubell
 
About FX Canada
FX Canada is a digital specialty channel that delivers critically-acclaimed dramas and hit comedies, including FX original series American Horror Story, Wilfred, The League, Lights Out, Terriers and Sons of Anarchy. Delivering compelling entertainment to Canadians, FX Canada’s unique content also features movies and original Canadian programming. FX Canada is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.
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For more information:
Meghan Hardy, FX Canada, 416.764.3197, meghan.hardy@rci.rogers.com
Shannon Hall, FX Canada, 416.764.3078, shannon.hall@rci.rogers.com

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