"Baskets" (TV show) is a single-camera comedy series on FX starring Zach Galifianakis.

In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California, dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown. But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo. The series follows Chip Baskets' (Zach Galifianakis) pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown. Reality, however, 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 cast also includes Martha Kelly as Chip's insurance claims adjuster.

Season 2
 



In season two, the Baskets family is at its most fragile. Losing his wife and his rodeo job, Chip 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 marriage crumbles as his unrequited love affair with Martha deepens, and Christine, 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.
"Baskets" is produced by FX Productions and Pig Newton. The pilot episode was co-written by executive producers Zach Galifianakis, Emmy Award-winner Louis C.K., and Emmy Award-nominated writer and director Jonathan Krisel ("Portlandia," "Saturday Night Live," "Man Seeking Woman"), who is the showrunner and also directed the pilot. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz, and Andrea Pett-Joseph are executive producers.




FACTS

Network: FX
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: January 21, 2016
Seasons: 3
Production Companies:
FX Productions
Pig Newton





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