Zach Galifianakis Series ‘Baskets’ To Air on FX

GalifianakisU.S. television network FX has put in a 10-episode order for the comedy “Baskets,” co-created and executive produced by Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel.

Galifianakis will also star in the series as a man who leaves his corporate job to become a professional clown.

“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,” said Eric Schrier, president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.

The “Baskets” pilot episode was co-written by Galifianakis, C.K. and Krisel, who also directed.

“Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show,” Schrier added.

The half-hour show will head into production next year and is scheduled to air on FX in 2016.

It was also recently announced that Galifianakis is no longer starring in the gay rights feature “Freeheld” due to a scheduling conflict. Steve Carrell will replace Galifianakis in the film.