A quirky comedy series has been renewed for a second season after a strong start to its rookie season. FX announced that it will bring back the Zach Galifianakis comedy “Baskets.”
The show’s second season will bow in early 2017.
The cable net said “Baskets” had basic cable’s most-watched prime-time premiere since 2014. Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, announced the renewal.
Said Schrier: “‘Baskets’ is bold, brilliant and incredibly funny and we could not be happier with the reception it’s received in its breakout first season. ‘Baskets’ brings together three of the most innovative comedic minds working today — Zach, Louis [C.K.] and Jonathan [Krisel] — and we thank them, the rest of the creative team and the entire cast for everything they’ve done for the series.”
Krisel, C.K. and Galifianakis co-created the series and are executive producers, along with M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz and Andrea Pett-Joseph. The show is from FX Productions.
“‘Baskets’ topped every basic cable prime-time comedy series premiere in 2015 and 2016-to-date among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers,” FX notes in its announcement. “On a Live+7 basis, through its first three episodes, ‘Baskets’ remains cable’s most-watched new scripted comedy series of 2016 in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers, averaging 944,000 Adults 18-49 and 1.5 million Total Viewers.”