Baskets is an American comedy television series that premiered on January 21, 2016 on FX. The series was co-created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel; Krisel is also the showrunner and director. Galifianakis stars in the dual lead role as Chip Baskets, a failed professional clown in Paris, who instead becomes a local rodeo clown in Bakersfield, California and his twin brother Dale Baskets. Galifianakis, C.K., M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz and Andrea Pett-Joseph serve as executive producers, with FX Productions as the production company. C.K.'s Pig Newton productions had all ties to the show and FX cut after C.K. admitted to sexual harassment toward several women. On February 23, 2016, FX renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on January 19, 2017. On March 9, 2017, FX renewed the show for a third season, which premiered on January 23, 2018. On May 24, 2018, FX renewed the show for a fourth season.