Will Chip Baskets ever achieve his dream of being a professional clown? Has the Baskets TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on FX? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Baskets season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
Airing on the FX cable channel, Baskets follows a struggling clown who lives in Bakersfield, California. Chip Baskets (Zach Galifianakis) dreams of being a classically trained French clown but things don’t work out for him when he goes to study in Paris. When Chip moves back to his hometown, he must confront his past while working as a rodeo clown, while also dealing with his judgmental family. Louie Anderson, Martha Kelly, Ivy Jones, Garry Clemmons, and Jason Clemmons also star.
Season Two Ratings
The second season of Baskets averaged a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 482,000 viewers. Compared to season one, was down by 24% and 17%, respectively. Find out how Baskets stacks up against the other FX TV shows.
Although the already low-rated Baskets TV show has not made a strong showing in its second season, FX chose to renew it for a third season. It could have easily been cancelled last season. I think the FX executives are keeping on the air because of Louis CK’s and Galifianakis’ involvement. The fact that Anderson won an Emmy Award for playing the mom didn’t hurt either. Also, indifferent to my growing hunger, FX usually seems willing to nurture shows, even when their ratings are anemic. Still, I’ll keep an eye on the ratings and report back, periodically. After all, even renewals can be cancelled.
Update: Baskets season three premieres on January 23, 2018 at 10:00pm. Details here.
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