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Zach Galifianakis’ ‘Baskets’ Renewed for Second Season on FX

Dark clown comedy starts Season 2 in early 2017

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FX has renewed Zach Galifianakis‘ “Baskets” for a second season.

The dark sitcom sees Chip Baskets (Galifianakis) attempt to follow his dream of becoming a French clown. Unfortunately, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, Baskets 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.

“‘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 FX co-President of Original Programming Eric Schrier. “‘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 FX Production is co-created and executive produced by Galifianakis, Louis CK and Jonathan Krisel — so that’s who Schrier is on a first-name basis with. M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz and Andrea Pett-Joseph are also executive producers.

“Baskets” returns with a new episode Thursday at 10/9c on FX.

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