Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K.’s ‘Baskets’ Gets First FX Teaser, 2016 Premiere
A long lead time and hectic schedules for the likes of Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K. pushed FX clown comedy Baskets to 2016, but with fall finally upon us, the unusual sitcom effort at last has its first footage and an eye on a 2016 premiere.
Written and co-created by executive producers Galifianakis, Emmy-winner Louis C.K., and Emmy-nominated showrunner Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, SNL), here’s how FX describes the new 10-episode single-camera series, now set to debut in January 2016, according to the above teaser:
In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown. But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo. Baskets follows Chip Baskets’ (Zach Galifianakis) pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown.
The footage certainly works well with Galifianakis’ schtick, even if it only gives a “taste” of the series, as it claims, we’ll see for ourselves closer to 2016, but does Baskets look like a strong return to TV for the Hangover star?