Looks like Zach Galifianakis will be adding to FX’s deep comedy bench beginning in 2016 with Baskets co-created by Louis C.K., Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel. FX and FXX’s current comedy lineup includes Louie, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Archer, You’re the Worst and Married. Also joining them are Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, The Comedians, The Tracey Morgan Project and Man Seeking Woman in development which are currently in development.
The show will focus on a Bakersfield man, “Chip Baskets (Galifianakis) as he pursues his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown. But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo.”
FX President of original programming Eric Shrier said, “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.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter