Zach Galifianakis

Put all your TV viewing eggs into 'Baskets,' the dark comedy returning to FX

Put all your TV viewing eggs into 'Baskets,' the dark comedy returning to FX

The second season of “Baskets”  is even better than the first season — welcome news for those loyal fans who took time off from a billion other binge-worthy shows in 2016 to watch Zach Galifianakis play a fortysomething  out-of-work clown and Louie Anderson portray his concerned mother.

“Baskets” wasn’t a blockbuster when it debuted on FX last year, but the  dark comedy dealt with the popular themes of self-loathing, adult-life crisis and sick relationships better than much more hyped series such as “Animals,” “Love” and “Girls.”

The show followed Chip Baskets, who attended a professional clown academy in Paris before returning to his...

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