Louis CK and Zach Galifianakis are teaming up for a new FX show, and I couldn’t be happier to hear such mind-exploding news for these guys. FX has reportedly ordered 10 episodes of their upcoming show Baskets.
Baskets is a tri-custody partnership between CK, Galifianakis and Tim and Eric producer Jonathan Krisel. Galifianakis will star as Chip Baskets, an aspiring clown who fails clown school in Paris and ends up settling for a rodeo career (ouch).
Now this’ll be quite interesting, seeing as Krisel and Galifianakis come from the complete opposite end of the comedy spectrum CK sits. I don’t know what to expect from blends of surrealism and well… crushing realism (CK). At the very least, it will be ambitious and funny. How could it not be such weighted names in contemporary comedy? Although it's going to be quite sometime 'til we see the pilot (projected airing for 2016), I'll be anxiously waiting.