Russell Brand's "Brand X" canceled, but FX is giving him a "Curb"-like pilot

The comedian will film a pilot for FX playing himself, like Larry David on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." FX boss John Landgraf said he ended "Brand X" because W. Kamau Bell was ready to take his show daily.

Norman Weiss has been doing TV Tattle since the week "Freaks and Geeks" was canceled. He is a Hollywood outsider who was born and raised in Hollywood. "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" are broadcast 2 blocks from his high school.