An unconventional sitcom that has attracted critical acclaim — including a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor for Louie Anderson — will be coming back for a third season, with FX today announcing the renewal of “Baskets.”
Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Programming, announced the pickup of the Zach Galifianakis series.
Co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel, the show is currently airing its second season.
Said Grad: “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. 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 announcement notes: ‘In season two, the Baskets family is at its most fragile. Losing his wife and his rodeo job, Chip (Zach Galifianakis) 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 (Zach Galifianakis) 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.”
A new episode airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.