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Photo Credit:  Ben Cohen/FX
  • Premiered: 
    January 21, 2016
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  • Network: FX
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis & Jonathan Krisel 
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Plot Synopsis

Created by Jonathan Krisel, Louis C.K., and Zach Galifianakis, BASKETS is a half-hour comedy series that follows Chip Baskets, a man who becomes a rodeo clown in Bakersfield, CA, after moving home from Paris, where he faced financial difficulties and an impenetrable language barrier in French Clown School. Once home, he competes with his siblings for the approval of his mother, Christine, while dealing with the issues of having an increasingly present, judgmental family. Chip's non-identical twin brother, Dale, even leaves his daughters in his care for a while, consequences be damned. Chip's French sophisticate wife, Penelope, is a bohemian artist who comes from money -- and only married Chip for a green card. The rodeo's owner, Eddie, sees something in Chip and often offers him cowboy wisdom to help solve his problems. And Chip's insurance claims adjuster, Martha, would say that she and Chip are friends -- but he would not say the same. Season 2 of BASKETS premiered on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on FX. In the second season, the Baskets family is at its most fragile. Losing his wife and his rodeo job, Chip jumps on a train to get the hell out of Bakersfield, but a gang of gutter punks, the police, and a sudden death drag him right back into the drama he tried to escape. Dale's marriage crumbles as his unrequited love affair with Martha deepens, and Christine, who dedicated her life to her sons with little affection in return, takes her own happiness into consideration for once - and finds romance on the way.
On Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT, FX premiered the Season 2 finale of BASKETS. In the season ender, "Circus," Christine turns to Arby's when Chip joins the Russians. Two weeks earlier -- on Thursday, March 9 -- FX announced it renewed BASKETS for a third season, set to debut in 2018.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by FX Productions


  • - Bakersfield, California USA