Back in March 2018, FX officially confirmed that the surreal comedy series Baskets had been renewed for Season 4. A month later, in the beginning of May, FX updated its programming slate for this summer, according to which Baskets is coming back for Season 4 on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
In the 3rd season finale, we have been witnessing the Baskets family counting down on New Year's Eve, as Chip received a phone call from his ex Penelope and Ken about to pop the question to Christine.
Baskets Season 4 Synopsis
Baskets Season 4 is everything about the changes. Chip finally makes a decision to leave the family nest, after almost fifty years, spent with his mom. Yet even being assisted by Martha as well as a life coach, he soon realizes that leaving home is not so easy as he supposed, to say the least. Christine and Ken are on the move into a new place. However, missing kitchen magnets make the transition rockier than expected. Finally, Dale has finally managed to find soul mates with his fellow inhabitants at the RV park.
FX network's comedy series Baskets is not for everyone's taste. Yet the show managed to win its own target audience. However, it's worth noting that the show's ratings were weak. The third season premiere of Baskets has garnered only 0.536 million viewers with a 0.19 demo rating among adults 18-49. The figures have decreased up to 0.307 million viewers by the end of the season. Generally speaking, it was quite unfavorable statistics even for such cable network as FX is.
Yet if we take a look at the response from the target audience, the picture turns into much more picturesque. On Rotten Tomatoes, the current installment of Baskets holds a score of 4.3/5, with a 84% approval rating from the viewers. At the same time, most of the critics were impressed, given a score of 8.67/10, as well as a 100% approval rating.
To be honest, we supposed that the dramedy Baskets had a weak chance for a next season on FX, especially, given the scandal against Louis C.K., the show's executive producer. Nonetheless, it seems that Galifianakis possesses such an attractive magnificence that he apparently was managed to convince the leadership of FX to order one more season of his show.
The story focuses on Chip Baskets, a middle-aged man who dreamed of becoming a professional clown during his entire life. Yet his attempt to enroll at a prestigious clowning school in Paris concluded with a fail since he wasn't able to speak and understand French well enough.
As a result, Chip is forced to come back home to reunite with his mother, Christine, and his twin brother, Dale. But Baskets doesn't want to stop pursuing his dream. In turn, he is full of enthusiasm. However, the bitter truth is that Chip is stuck with a job at a local rodeo.