‘Baskets’ with Zach Galifianakis Season 2 Premiere Date Announced

Zach Galifianakis and Louie Anderson Baskets
Zach Galifianakis and Louie Anderson star in ‘Baskets’ (Photo by Ben Cohen/FX)

FX will premiere the second season of the half-hour comedy series Baskets on January 19, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT. Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover film franchise) returns as brothers Chip and Dale Baskets, with Emmy Award winner Louie Anderson reprising his role as Christine Baskets and Martha Kelly back as Martha. The series was created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. (Louie), and Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia), who executive produce along with M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz, Andrea Pett-Joseph, and Anna Dokoza.

According to the network, season one’s first episode of the critically acclaimed comedy was the “most-watched basic cable primetime comedy series premiere since 2014.”

The Baskets Season 2 Plot: In season two, the Baskets family is at its most fragile. Losing his wife and his rodeo job, Chip (Galifianakis) jumps on a train to get the hell out of Bakersfield, but a gang of gutter punks, the police, and a sudden death drag him right back into the drama he tried to escape. Dale’s (Galifianakis) marriage crumbles as his unrequited love affair with Martha (Kelly) deepens, and Christine (Anderson), who dedicated her life to her sons with little affection in return, takes her own happiness into consideration for once – and finds romance on the way.