FX Orders Zach Galifianakis Clown Comedy Baskets to Series

But will the entire cast be able to fit in one tiny car?

That’s one question to ask now that FX has ordered a 10-episode first season of Zach Galifianakis‘ single-camera comedy Baskets, about a man with aspirations of becoming a professional clown.

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Galifianakis co-wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer alongside Emmy winner Louis C.K. and Emmy-nominated writer/director Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live), who will serve as Baskets‘ showrunner and also directed the pilot.

FX describes the series as follows: “In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, Calif. 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’ (Galifianakis) pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown.”

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Production begins next year, with an eye on a 2016 premiere.

Eric Schrier, president of original programing for FX described Baskets as “absolutely brilliant” and praised Galifianakis’ portrayal of the title character as “hilarious/unique/riveting/fascinating.”

Is that enough to get you to sample Baskets? Sound off in the comments with your thoughts!

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  1. meatwad says:

    love Zach, so yeah i’ll give it a look

  2. Joey Padron says:

    Zach was good on the show he had on HBO. Looking forward to his new show.

  3. Cas says:

    Wow that is way to far away. I won’t even remember this by then.

  4. a different way to go says:

    Hmmm… I thought it was going to be he wants to be a professional clown and ends up dressed as a clown delivering gift baskets. Oh well.