FX has ordered new a comedy series starring Zach Galifianakis. Baskets is co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel, the network announced today.
The show stars Galifianakis as a Bakersfield, Calif. man who follows his lifelong dream of becoming a professional clown.
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We know what you are thinking -- How is this a comedy?! Clowns are terrifying! -- and you're right about that. But if there's anyone up to the task, it is the Emmy-winning pair of Galifianakis and Louis C.K. Krisel has also been nominated for his work writing on Portlandia.
"Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show," Eric Schrier , Presidents of Original Programing for FX. "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."
Okay, we're on board, now where is the pilot?!
Baskets is the fifth comedy series FX has ordered this year, and is set to debut in 2016.