Last year, the Baskets TV show on FX drew very low ratings but the cable renewed this dark and offbeat comedy for a second season anyway. Months later, Louie Anderson won an Emmy for his role on the show. Could this attention bring in new viewers and/or ensure that Baskets will be renewed for a third season? Or, will the numbers fall low enough so that the series is cancelled instead? Stay tuned.
The Baskets TV series revolves around 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. Chip moves back to his hometown and is forced to confront his past while working as a rodeo clown and dealing with his judgmental family. The rest of the FX cast includes Louie Anderson, Martha Kelly, Ivy Jones, Garry Clemmons, and Jason Clemmons.
3/9 Update: Baskets has been renewed for season three on FX. Details here.
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For comparisons: The first season of Baskets on FX averaged a 0.27 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 588,000 viewers.
Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays.
What do you think? Do you like the Baskets TV series on FX? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?