Louis CK & Zach Galifianakis' 'Baskets' Is Coming to FX So Get Ready to Cry-Laugh

WESTWOOD, CA - MAY 20: Actor Zach Galifianakis arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Hangover Part 3' on May 20, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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The world continues to be transfixed by FXX's seemingly infinite marathon of every Simpsons episode ever, but over on the original FX network a whole new comedy thang is brewing: The network's said "hell yes" to a new comedy series called Baskets from comedians Louis CK and Zach Galifianakis.

Betting on CK and Galifianakis to deliver a hit comedy seems like a pretty safe one if you ask me. CK's Louie just keeps picking up Emmys not matter what he does, and Galifianakis has an Emmy, too, for his Between Two Ferns. This new series, Baskets, comes from the two of them and Portlandia co-creator Jonathan Krisel. Here's the description, courtesy of Deadline:

In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown. But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo. Baskets follows Chip Baskets’ (Galifianakis) pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown.

Sounds like a hit to me. Galifianakis as an earnest wannabe clown? How do we not already have that in our lives? 

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