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The announcement that the FX Networks has gone ahead and ordered 10 episodes of a new show starring the clown-man Zach Galifianakis only adds fuel to the their fire. The network has become the place for quality cable programming.
The new series, ‘Baskets’, is co-created by FX’s comedy prince Louie C.K.
This is Deadline.com’s description of the show, “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’ (Galifianakis) pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown. “
Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show,” said FX’s Eric Schrier.
‘To say Zach’s portrayal of the lead character Chip Baskets is hilarious/unique/riveting/fascinating would be an understatement. We can’t wait for the world to meet him.’”