February 23, 2016 at 05:33 PM EST

Baskets the Clown lives to pantomime another day.

FX announced Tuesday that the Zach Galifianakis-starring Baskets has been renewed for a second season.

The dark comedy, co-created by Galifianakis alongside Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel, “delivered the most-watched basic cable primetime comedy series premiere since 2014,” reads a network release. 

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The series follows Galifianakis as Chip Baskets, a rodeo clown whose dreams of becoming a French clown are dashed after language barriers and financial difficulties send him back to his decidedly un-French home of Bakersfield, California.

Baskets was met with positive reviews upon its launch, with Louie Anderson receiving much of the praise for his delightfully strange performance as Christine, Chip’s passive-aggressive, Costco-obsessed mom.

The second season of Baskets is expected to debut in early 2017.

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