Does FX Intend to Renew ‘Baskets’ for Season 3?
“Baskets” has lost over 36% of its viewing audience during its second season premiere on Jan 19, 2017 on FX, garnering 0.656 million viewers, as well as the universal acclaim of critics and viewers. Therefore, numerous loyal fans of the surreal humour series are eager to know whether or not we will see a Season 3 of “Baskets” on FX, and if this will happen, when should we expect its release date? There has been no official announcement of renewal as of yet. But if you aren’t going to miss the upcoming premiere, you may sign up for our automatic notifications right now, and we’ll keep you informed on the subject.
We believe that FX will regard primarily the reception by critics and viewers in their decision to renew or cancel the black comedy, therefore, we expect that we’ll see a third chapter of “Baskets” on FX despite the serious decrease of the viewing audience. Let’s take a look at some major indicators in order to confirm our forecast. Currently, according to IMDb, “Baskets” has a score of 7.4/10 based on over 5.200 user votes. At the same time, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the current season of “Baskets” has an average score of 8.0/10 and a 100% approval rating among critics. Meanwhile, according to Metacritic, the second installment of “Baskets” has a score of 83/100 among critics, as well as 8.3/10 among the viewers.
The premiere of the sophomore season has garnered 0.656 million viewers (-36.62% compared to previous season premiere) with a 0.24 demo rating (-47.83%) among adults (18-49). For comparison, “Baskets” Season 1 averaged a 0.27 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 0.588 million viewers.
“Baskets” Season 2 picks up when, losing his wife and his rodeo job, Chip jumps on a train, to leave the city. But the circumstances have forced him to plunge back into the life he attempted to escape. “Baskets” is a black comedy, which focuses on Chip Baskets, an aspiring professional clown and depicts his ups and downs on the way to the fame. The TV series is created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel, who also serve as executive producers.
Renewal Potential and Notification of the Release Date (Season 3)
“Baskets” Season 2 was launched on Thursday, January 19 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX and its debut drew 0.656 million viewers and was well received by critics and viewers. FX has yet to announce the decision on renewal or cancellation of the surreal comedy series. But all indications are that “Baskets” will be returning for a next season on FX, despite the drop of the viewing audience in the current season of the comedy-drama series. But we would prefer to wait for the official announcement of FX one way or another.
Fortunately, we’re able to inform you about the further updates of the comedy-drama series, as well as about the “Baskets” Season 3 release date. Stay tuned for updates. Don’t miss the premiere! Join our list of subscribers using the form below, and we’ll deliver a notification on the release date directly to your inbox.
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