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Joan Rivers remains in critical condition after she stopped breathing during a throat surgery this morning, Kendall Jenner wants to leave her Kardashian-Jenner reputation behind, Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K. are co-creating a new comedy series about a clown and more in today’s Last Lap.
Joan Rivers is in stable, but critical condition since being hospitalized this morning after she stopped breathing during throat surgery. [CBS]
Update: Joan Rivers is in critical but stable condition. Keeping her in our thoughts and prayers.
— E! Online (@eonline) August 28, 2014 Kendall Jenner wants to be professionally known as Kendall. News flash: You are not Madonna. [Complex] Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K. are bringing a new comedy called Baskets to FX. [Vanity Fair] There were only 22 people at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s wedding. [E!] Kristen Stewart says people “don’t know d–k s–t” about her life in a new interview. Alright, then. [Us Weekly]
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- Taylor Ferber
Louis C.K., who seems capable of doing just about anything these days, has just received a 10 episode order for a sitcom he is working on with Zach Galifiankis called Baskets.
Deadline reports that Galifianakis will star in the show as a man wishing to pursue his dream of becoming a professional clown by finding a job at a rodeo. FX picked up the series order and is looking for a 2016 launch. Baskets will be the fifth new comedy pilot picked up to series by FX and the 11th in FX’s comedy lineup.
This news comes days after C.K. picked up his second Emmy for writing on his show Louie.
- Brian Welk
Two forces of a comedic nature are coming together to form what will hopefully be a bearded twister of hilarity for Baskets. Bungler of distinction Zach Galifianakis and innovative stand up Louis C.K. created the show with Portlandia writer Jonathan Krisel and following a pilot FX have given the green light for ten episodes. Galifianakis takes the lead as Chip Baskets, a man who is determined to be a clown at all costs.
Pig Newton, C.K.’s production company, are bringing this colourful and no doubt calamitous saga to the small screen. The pie-fingered comedian recently inked a deal with the channel that will see him impart his expertise to other creative types as they develop their concepts. C.K. is very much a one man operation so it’ll be interesting to see how that translates to a corporate hierarchy. It says something perhaps that Baskets is the »
- Steve Palace
Sorry if you're afraid of clowns, but they seem to be all the rage on TV these days. (We're still super-nervous for American Horror Story: Freak Show's "scariest clown ever" to premiere...in our nightmares.) FX just picked up a new half-hour comedy from Zach Galifianakis, all about—you guessed it—clowns. Baskets, a single-camera comedy series starring Galifianakis and co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel, is about one man's dream to become, against all odds, a respected clown. So, at least this series won't feature a horror-version of a clown! Silver lining? In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, Chip »
The BBC has released two clips from the upcoming second episode of the new season of "Doctor Who" airing this Saturday. "Into the Dalek" sees The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) facing the Daleks and taking a trip into the most dangerous place in the universe - Inside a malfunctioning Dalek.
"Hangover" star Galifianakis plays Chip Baskets, a Bakersfield man who pursues his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown. But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo. [Source: The Live Feed]
- Garth Franklin
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. »
- Jesse David Fox
FX is adding another comedy series to its roster, and this one has a fantastic pedigree. The network announced today that it has picked up the pilot Baskets to series, which stars Zach Galifianakis as Chip Baskets (brilliant name), a Bakersfield native who dreams of becoming a clown. After an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clown school in Paris, however, Baskets finds himself taking on the only clowning job that will have him: the local rodeo. Galifianakis created the series with Louis C.K. and Portlandia/SNL alum Jonathan Krisel, and all three will executive produce the show with Krisel acting as showrunner. Given Galifianakis’ busy schedule, production on Baskets won’t begin until next year. As such, FX has slated the 10-episode first season to debut in 2016. That’s a long time to wait before we see the show, but this feels like a stellar marriage of talent and material (that name… »
- Adam Chitwood
Zach Galifianakis is heading to FX. The network has given a 10-episode order to the comedy series “Baskets,” in which Galifianakis will star. The series — which was co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel (“Portlandia”) — will see Galifianakis play the role of Chip Baskets, a Bakersfield, Calif., man who yearns to become a respected professional clown, but after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo. See video: Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson Square Off and Meltdown in Funny or Die Play Production is scheduled to. »
- Tim Kenneally
The comedy tells the story of Chip Baskets (Galifianakis), a man who dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown, but must join the local rodeo after failing to get into a prestigious clown school in Paris.
Baskets was co-written by executive producers Galifianakis, C.K., and director Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia), who will serve as showrunner. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz, and Andrea Pett-Joseph will also serve as executive producers.
- Natalie Abrams
But will the entire cast be able to fit in one tiny car?
That’s one question to ask now that FX has ordered a 10-episode first season of Zach Galifianakis‘ single-camera comedy Baskets, about a man with aspirations of becoming a professional clown.
Galifianakis co-wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer alongside Emmy winner Louis C.K. and Emmy-nominated writer/director Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live), who will serve as Baskets‘ showrunner and also directed the pilot.
FX describes the series as follows: »
Zach Galifianakis will be clowning FX in 2016!
The show stars Galifianakis as a Bakersfield, Calif. man who follows his lifelong dream of becoming a professional clown.
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We know what you are thinking -- How is this a comedy?! Clowns are terrifying! -- and you're right about that. But if there's anyone up to the task, it is the Emmy-winning pair of Galifianakis and Louis C.K. Krisel has also been nominated for his work writing on Portlandia.
"Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show," Eric Schrier , Presidents of Original Programing for FX. "To say Zach’s portrayal of the lead character Chip Baskets is hilarious/unique/riveting/fascinating would be an understatement. We can’t wait »
FX is firming up its 2016 lineup. The cable network has picked up to series Baskets, a comedy starring Zach Galifianakis co-created by the Hangover star, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. FX has ordered 10 episodes of the single-camera comedy, with production set to begin in 2015 for a series debut in 2016. The comedy follows Bakersfield man Chip Baskets (Galifianakis) as he pursues his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown. But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find
- Lesley Goldberg
FX has ordered "Baskets," a half-hour, single camera comedy series starring Zach Galifianakis, and co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, the Presidents of Original Programing for FX Networks and FX Productions. FX has ordered 10 episodes of "Baskets" and production will begin next year with the series scheduled to launch in 2016. »
FX has given a series order to "Baskets," a new comedy from the creative all-star team of Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel. But don't get too invested in "Baskets," because its premiere is a mighty long way away. Seemingly the "Shakes the Clown" for the 21st Century, "Baskets" focuses on a Bakersfield, California resident named Chip Baskets (Galifianakis), who dreams of becoming a professional clown. When things go wrong at a prestigious French clowning academy, he's forced to make ends meet as a rodeo clown, while never giving up his true lofty aspirations. "Baskets" will begin production next year, but the 10-episode first season won't premiere until 2016. "Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show," blurbs Eric Schrier, half of FX's two-headed President of Original Programming team with Nick Grad. "To say Zach’s portrayal of the lead character Chip Baskets is hilarious »
- Daniel Fienberg
No joke: FX has ordered the comedy series “Baskets,” which is co-created and exec produced by Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel and stars Galifianakis as a man who leaves his job in the corporate world to pursue his dreams of becoming a respected clown.
Production on the 10-episode half-hour laugher will begin next year with the series scheduled to launch in 2016.
“Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show,” said Eric Schrier, who, with Nick Grad, is president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “To say Zach’s portrayal of the lead character Chip Baskets is hilarious/unique/riveting/fascinating would be an understatement. We can’t wait for the world to meet him. »
- Whitney Friedlander
The growing popularity of the FX is sure to continue with this latest news concerning a new series coming to the network. FX just picked up a show called Baskets, a half-hour, single camera comedy series starring Zach Galifianakis. He created the show along with Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia). Here’s the official synopsis: In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California dares to follow his dream »
- Graham McMorrow
Hosting a major awards show is a thankless task. Just ask David Letterman and Seth MacFarlane. (Don’t even bother asking James Franco.) Seth Meyers, who won almost unanimous praise for hosting the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2011, received mixed reviews in his first stint as Emmy host Monday night, with his hometown tabloid detractors pointing to a perception of passiveness that yielded the stage to other, more dynamic performers. But perhaps he should be commended for sharing the spotlight so generously, letting others shine, and keeping the three-hour show moving. Nothing wrong with getting by with a little help from one’s friends, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Last night the 2014 Emmy Award winners were announced with "Breaking Bad" taking home top honors with five wings including Outstanding Drama Series, followed by "Modern Family" with three wins including Outstanding Comedy Series. FX programs "American Horror Story: Coven" and "Fargo" each took home two awards including an Outstanding Miniseries win for "Fargo". Meanwhile, new shows such as "Orange is the New Black" and "Silicon Valley" went home empty handed and for all the fanfare it received in its first season, including 12 Emmy nominations, "True Detective" only took home one win, that being for director Cary Joji Fukunaga". Personally, I don't give a lick about the Emmys, it's right there with the Grammys in terms of worthless awards shows for me. It's a show wherein people must nominate themselves and while most award shows are no better, this one is down there near the bottom for me. So, with that said, »
- Brad Brevet
Los Angeles – It was one more lap around the victory track for the AMC-tv show ‘Breakling Bad,’ as the gritty drama about a teacher turned meth dealer took home six Primetime Emmy Awards at the 66th ceremony on August 25th. ‘Modern Family’ took home the statue for Outstanding Comedy Series for a a fifth straight year.
Julia-Louis Dreyfus Wins Her Second Emmy Award in a Row for ‘Veep’
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Repeats dominated the awards. Besides the win for ‘Modern Family,’ Jim Parsons took home Outstanding Lead Actor for ‘The Big Bad Theory” for the fourth time. Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for ‘Veep’ for the second year in a row. Julianna Margulies got her second Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for “The Good Wife,” and Bryan Cranston took one more bow as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama for “Breaking Bad.”
Other notable winners »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The Television Academy awarded the 66th Primetime Emmy® Awards from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles for programming which aired during the 2013-2014 season. Hosted by Seth Meyers, the 66th Emmy Awards ceremony presented the coveted statuette in 26 categories and was telecast live on NBC. In addition, Emmys in 80 other categories for programs and individual achievements were presented at the Creative Arts Awards on August 16, 2014, also from the Nokia Theatre. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy ABC Modern Family Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series Louis C.K., Written by FX »
- Pietro Filipponi
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