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Baskets is an American comedy television series that premiered on January 21, 2016 on FX. The series was co-created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel; Krisel is also the showrunner and director. Galifianakis stars in the dual lead role as Chip Baskets, a failed professional clown in Paris, who instead becomes a local rodeo clown in Bakersfield, California and his twin brother Dale Baskets. Galifianakis, C.K., M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz and Andrea Pett-Joseph serve as executive producers, with FX Productions and Pig Newton as production companies. On February 23, 2016, FX renewed the series for a second season, March 9, 2017, FX renewed the show for a third season, which premiered on January 23, 2018.

Cast Edit

  • Zach Galifianakis - Chip Baskets / Dale Everett Baskets
  • Martha Kelly - Martha Brooks
  • Louie Anderson - Christine Baskets

Awards Edit

  • Critics' Choice Television Awards
    • Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2016)
  • Primetime Emmy Awards
    • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
    • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Satellite Awards
    • Best Musical or Comedy Series
    • Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series
    • Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Film
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