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FX’s Renews ‘Baskets’ for Season Two

New Season to Begin in Early 2017

FX has renewed recently introduced sitcom “Baskets” starring Zach Galifianakis for a second season, with an unconfirmed number of new episodes to begin airing in early 2017. Debuting on Jan. 16, “Baskets” focuses on Chip Baskets (Galifianakis) as he follows on his dream of being a French clown. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield, California where he must confront his past while working as a rodeo clown and competing with his siblings for his mother’s (Louie Anderson) approval and affection.

“Baskets” was co-created by executive producers Jonathan Krisel, Louis C.K. and Zach Galifianakis. M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz and Andrea Pett-Joseph are also executive producers. The series is produced by FX Productions. It concludes season one on March 24.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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