FX wants more of the comedy series Baskets, renewing the half-hour show starring Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover films) for a second season. Season one, currently airing on Thursday nights at 10pm ET/PT, debuted to the highest ratings of any basic cable primetime comedy since 2014, and the show’s averaged 1.5 million viewers through its first three episodes. Season two will premiere in early 2017.
In addition to Galifianakis, the series stars Louie Anderson and Martha Kelly. Baskets was created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K., and Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Man Seeking Woman). The trio serve as executive producers along with M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz and Andrea Pett-Joseph.
“Baskets is bold, brilliant and incredibly funny and we could not be happier with the reception it’s received in its breakout first season,” said Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, announcing the season two renewal. “Baskets brings together three of the most innovative comedic minds working today – Zach, Louis and Jonathan – and we thank them, the rest of the creative team and the entire cast for everything they’ve done for the series.”
The Plot of Baskets:
In Baskets, Chip Baskets (Galifianakis) wants to follow his dream of being a French clown – however, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield with high hopes. There, he is forced to confront his past while working as a rodeo clown and competing with his siblings for his mother’s (Louie Anderson) approval and affection. The series also stars Martha Kelly as Chip’s insurance claims adjuster.