A comedy series that has been a critical darling and has piled up a number of awards during its four seasons on FX is ending this month. The cable channel announced that “Baskets” will end with the season four finale on Aug. 22.
“Over four seasons, ‘Baskets’ has taken its place among the great FX comedies as an endearing and hilarious look at the dreams and ambition of ‘Chip Baskets’ and his extended, loving family,” said Eric Schrier, president of FX Entertainment. “This show has been a joy for everyone at FX and we are grateful to Jonathan Krisel, Zach Galifianakis, Louie Anderson, Martha Kelly and the rest of the cast and crew for giving us the gem that is ‘Baskets.'”
Galifianakis was nominated for an Emmy for his lead role on the show in 2017, and Louie Anderson received three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor, winning the trophy in 2016 for his role as Christine Baskets.
“Baskets” is executive produced by Jonathan Krisel, Zach Galifianakis, Marc Gurvitz and Andrea Pett-Joseph, and stars Galifianakis, Louie Anderson, Martha Kelly and Alex Morris. It is produced by FX Productions.
Season four continues Thursdays with the following episodes:
- Episode 7 – “Housewarming” (Airs August 1, 2019 at 10 p.m. ET/PT) – A carpet emergency interrupts Christine’s wedding plans. Written by Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal; Directed by Jonathan Krisel.
- Episode 8 – “Grandma’s Day” (Airs August 8, 2019 at 10 p.m. ET/PT) – Chip wants a life plan. Written by Karen Kilgariff; Directed by Jonathan Krisel.
- Episode 9 – “Mrs. Baskets Goes to Sacramento” (Airs August 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT) – Christine’s apple pie is not allowed through security. Written by Carrie Kemper; Directed by Jonathan Krisel.
- Episode 10 – “Moving On” (Airs August 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT) – Martha removes her cast. Written by Jonathan Krisel; Directed by Jonathan Krisel.
Galifianakis plays twin brothers Chip Baskets and Dale Baskets on the show.