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Zach Galifianakis Is Heading Back to TV With Help From Louis C.K.

SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 19:  Actor Zach Galifianakis performs at the Festival Supreme comedy and music festival on the Santa Monica Pier on October 19, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

FX announced today that they’ve given a series order to a show co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K., and Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live). Entitled Baskets, Galifianakis will play Chip Baskets, a man who dreams of becoming a professional clown, but after a failed attempt at attending a fancy Parisian clowning college, he takes the only clowning job he can find, working at a local rodeo. The ten-episode first season will air in 2016, which gives them plenty of time to figure out how to apply clown makeup to a beard.

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