TV News: Baskets, Legion, Inc, Prison, Cards

FX has renewed the Zach Galifianakis-led comedy series “Baskets” for a second season to premiere in early 2017. The series has “The Hangover” star playing both a local rodeo clown and his twin brother – Chip & Dale Baskets.

The renewal comes halfway through the comedy’s first run which has been the most-watched basic cable primetime comedy of the season – averaging 1.5 million total viewers and 944,000 adults 18-49 in Live+7 through its first three episodes. [Source: Variety]

Amber Midthunder (“Banshee”) is set to co-star opposite Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza in FX’s “X-Men”-themed spin-off series “Legion” which “Fargo” creator Noah Hawley, Marvel TV and FX Productions are backing.

Stevens plays a mentally disturbed man who comes to realise the voices and visions in his head might be real. Midthunder will play Kerry, a woman of action with a childlike sense of wonder who has lived a sheltered, but never dull life. [Source: Deadline]

Allison Miller (“Kings”) is set as one of the leads in Syfy’s thirteen-episode futuristic thriller series “Incorporated” which comes from producers Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd.

David & Alex Pastor penned and directed the pilot set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power. A young executive conceals his true identity to infiltrate a very dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. Miller will play his very well-connected wife Laura who is unaware he’s an imposter. [Source: Deadline]

Prison Break
“Royal Pains” star Mark Feuerstein is set for a major recurring role opposite Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell in the “Prison Break” event series on FOX which has scored a straight-to-series nine-episode order.

Feuerstein will play Scott Ness, the husband of Dr. Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies) and an economics professor with anxiety who can hold his own when he’s pushed to the limit. Callies is in talks to join other returning favorites like Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Amaury Nolasco. [Source: Deadline]

House of Cards
Netflix has posted a new season four clip from “House of Cards” featuring Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood at the unveiling of his presidential portrait. The new season kicks off March 4th on the streaming service.

British artist Jonathan Yeo is the man responsible for the work which the real life Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery unveiled yesterday and will be on display there through October. [Source: Variety]