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1tvbaskets_tzrI’m not sure what exactly won me over about this deadpan comedy in its first season; Maybe it was Chip Basket’s (Zach Galifianakis) desire to be a French clown (it ended badly), maybe it was Martha (Martha Kelly), an insurance claims adjuster who wants to be Chip’s friend, but more than likely it’s Louie Anderson’s Emmy-winning turn as Chip’s mother, Christine. It’s not for everyone, but fans can rejoice for tonight’s season- two premiere, 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, on FX.

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635885472116279843-Baskets-Episodic-Images-1How best to describe this new Louis C.K.-produced comedy? It concerns Chip Baskets (Zach Galifianakis), a man who wants to be a French clown but can’t speak French. He then decides to move home from Paris to Bakersfield, Calif., where he becomes a rodeo clown. And his family is a sight to behold (he has a twin brother, and his mother is played by Louie Anderson). The words eccentric or quirky seem inadequate, So let’s go with tres magnifique. 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, on FX.

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