Time for a Picnic: FX Renews ‘Baskets’ for a Second Season

Zach Galifianakis’ new FX series Baskets was a long shot: focusing on Galifianakis’ failed clown character, it featured Louie Anderson in drag and had a pilot that was spoken part of the time in un-subtitled French. It was tough stuff — but not too tough, apparently, as it’s just been announced that FX has renewed it for a second season. 

In a press release, one of FX’s Presidents of Original Programming, Eric Schrier, said humbly of Baskets, Baskets is bold, brilliant and incredibly funny and we could not be happier with the reception it’s received in its breakout first season.” He went on to praise the minds of the show’s co-creators, Galifianakis, Louis C.K., and Jonathan Krisel: “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 press release also touts the less-than-amazing statistic of the show’s premiere, which is that it was the “most-watched basic cable primetime comedy series premiere since 2014.” Either way, the show is an oddball piece of work, so, regardless of whether or not anyone watches it, TV is a better place with this show in it.