FX Renews Zach Galifianakis Comedy ‘Baskets’ for Season 3

'Baskets' Renewed for Season 3 at
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Zach Galifianakis’ “Baskets” has been renewed for a third season, Variety has learned. The FX comedy, currently entering the home stretch of its 10-episode second season, will return in 2018.

Though modestly rated (at best), “Baskets” is well loved at the network and among the criterati, and, critically, brought FX one of its many Emmys last year.

“This year ‘Baskets’ has solidified its standing as one of the best comedies on television, building on the momentum of its breakout first season that brought critical acclaim and awards,” said FX Networks president Nick Grad. “Our thanks to Jonathan Krisel, Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and the rest of the creative team, Louie Anderson, Martha Kelly and the full cast and crew for taking us on this journey with ‘Baskets.’”

The cast of “Baskets” features Galifianakis as twins Chip and Dale Baskets, Louie Anderson as their mother Christine — a role for which Anderson won a supporting actor Emmy in September — and Martha Kelly as Martha.

In Season 2, the Baskets family is at its most fragile. Losing his wife and his rodeo job, Chip jumps on a train to get 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 (Martha Kelly) deepens, and Christine (Louie 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.

“Baskets” was co-created by executive producers Jonathan Krisel (“Portlandia,” FXX’s “Man Seeking Woman”), Louis C.K., and Zach Galifianakis. M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz, Andrea Pett-Joseph, and Anna Dokoza are also exec producers. The series is produced by FX Productions.

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  1. Shirley says:

    I so much enjoy the Baskets series,looking forward to the 2018 series.Hopefully, Christine will have a lg part to play.Love her!!

  2. Anne Smith says:

    Although the characters all have lives of their own, and are excellent in their own right, Louie Anderson has done such an incredible job of capturing the movements, characteristics, and all things relating to a “woman of a certain age and size”.

    The show is funny and sad and poignant.

  3. Sam says:

    Louie Anderson is brilliant as Christine, however I generally don’t find Zach G. funny or even entertaining, mostly he is a bit manic and overacts the parts to the point that I usually just fast forward when the scene doesn’t include ‘Christine’.

  4. Michael says:

    The US of A has many things not to be proud of. A regress in human history in eating habits (fast food), loss of humanity (alienation), materialism (money is all that matters, elected as president), and on the other side…it has a sad clown, that makes it OK to be human again, and to feel real, and to feel greatly great and greatly not so great. Baskets is a sign for the USA to finding its humanity again.

  5. Veronica says:

    I am so happy to hear the show will continue! The saga of Chip, Dale, Mrs. Baskets, her new boyfriend, Martha, the Twins, Penelope and pretty much everyone else! Amazing characters! It’s terrible we have to wait so long to continue watching the saga!
    I love how real it feels and it’s dark and funny! Awesome tv show! Great acting and fantastic dialogues. Love the Show. FX it’s taking the spotlight for great TV! Please keep on bringing awesome shows like Baskets and People of Earth. Best TV shows!

  6. Michael S. says:

    I love this show. Louie Anderson is amazing and heartbreaking and so moving as Mrs Baskets. Honestly Christine Baskets is a fully fleshed out character to me. I want to know her and be her friend. The entire cast is very good. This show is unique. It pulls your heartstrings and yet is funny too.

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