It's Official: Zach Galifianakis Is Returning to TV

Baskets of Funny

The former "Bored to Death" star jumps back to the small screen in a new series he co-created with Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel.

Aug 29, 2014 | 12:49 PM

Zach Galifianakis is coming back to your TV screen in "Baskets."

It's a new series co-created by him, Emmy-winner Louis C.K. of FX's "Louie," and "Portlandia's" Jonathan Krisel. FX has picked up 10 episodes of the upcoming comedy that centers around Galifianakis as Chip Baskets (real name), who wants nothing more than to be a professional clown.

The problem? "After an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo," according to a description released by the network. Sounds like a satirical story we can relate to.

This is Galifianakis' first TV role since HBO's "Bored to Death" was canceled in 2011. Production will begin on "Baskets" next year, and you can look for the debut of the show in 2016. 

Cover image credit: Getty Images

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