FX’s ‘Baskets’ Ordered into Series

By April Lara | 4 years ago
FX’s ‘Baskets’ Ordered into Series
Zach Galifianakis in Austin, Texas. March 15, 2007. Wikimedia Commons/Cameron Parkins

Another comedy series that will surely make their viewers laughing in tears! FX has just officially ordered the single camera comedy series entitled “Baskets” into series. Read on for more details.

“Baskets” is a half-hour  TV series starring Zach Galifianakis (“The Hangover”). This is not the first time Galifianakis appeared in a TV show. He was previously seen in “Great Job,” “Bored to Death,” and “Eric Awesome Show.” 

According to Deadline, the upcoming show is by Galifianakis alongside fellow comedian Louis C.K (“Louis”) and writer/director Jonathan Krisel. The network has ordered 10 episodes of “Baskets” and production of the series will start next year, which sets them up for a TV series premiere in 2016.

The story follows the life of Chip Baskets (Galifianakis) who wanted to be a clown as he grew up. He leaves the town of Bakersfield to fulfill his dream in Paris. Unfortunately, his failed attempt in Paris has left him with no other choice but to work at a local rodeo in California.

The show’s pilot is written by Galifianakis, C.K and Krisel. Krisel will be the show’s showrunner while Galifianakis and C.K will produce. They will be joined by Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz and Andrea Pett-Joseph as fellow executive producers.

“To say Zach’s portrayal of the lead character Chip Baskets is hilarious/unique/riveting/fascinating would be an understatement. We can’t wait for the world to meet him,” said FX president of programming Eric Shrier in the Deadline article.

“Baskets” was picked up into a series after the pilot was first announced 7 months ago. With “Baskets” joining the network’s 2016 lineup, it will join other comedy TV series such as “Louie,” “Archer,” “Married,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “You’re the Worst,” and “The Comedians.”

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Photo source: Wikimedia Commons/Cameron Parkins

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April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.