FX has announced the renewal of “Baskets,” the network’s Emmy Award-winning comedy series, for a third season.
“This year Baskets has solidified its standing as one of the best comedies on television, building on the momentum of its breakout first season that brought critical acclaim and awards,” Nick Grad, FX president of original programming, said in a statement (via Hollywood Report).
“Our thanks to Jonathan Krisel, Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and the rest of the creative team, Louie Anderson, Martha Kelly and the full cast and crew for taking us on this journey with Baskets,” Grad added.
The renewal means that Galifianakis is coming back as Chip Baskets and Dale Baskets. Comedian Louie Anderson has won the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Christine Baskets, mother of Chip and Dale.
The surreal humor-themed series revolves around the lives of the Baskets twins and their dedicated mother.
After his failure to get a degree at a clowning school in Paris, France, Chip returns to Bakersfield, California and works at a local rodeo. He is married to Penelope (Sabina Sciubba), a French woman who only agreed to wed in order to live in the U.S.
Dale, on the other hand, is married to Nicole (Ellen D. Williams), and they have two children, Sarah (Malia Pyles) and Crystal (Julia Rose Gruenberg). However, Dale and Nicole’s marriage is on the rocks because of the former’s unrequited love with Martha (Martha Kelly), Chip’s only friend.
In the second season finale teaser, Christine is in the hospital suffering from a serious diabetes complication. It seems that Chip would prefer to end his mother’s pain so that he can go on with his life. Meanwhile, Dale looks worried that he is struggling to focus on his job.
The next episode of “Baskets” season 2 is set to air on March 16 on FX.