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[08/07/15 - 09:00 AM]
FX Orders First Season of Comedy "Better Things"
Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. are behind the project, which stars the former.

[via press release from FX]

FX ORDERS FIRST SEASON OF COMEDY "BETTER THINGS"

Co-Created By and Starring Pamela Adlon, Who Will Also Executive Produce Along with Co-Creator Louis C.K., Blair Breard, Dave Becky and 3 Arts Entertainment

The 10-Episode First Season Will be Produced By Louis C.K.'s Pig Newton for FX Productions

LOS ANGELES, August 7, 2015 - FX has ordered the first season of the comedy series Better Things, co-created by and starring Pamela Adlon, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. Adlon will serve as an Executive Producer alongside Co-Creator Louis C.K., Blair Breard, Dave Becky and 3 Arts Entertainment. Adlon and C.K. wrote the pilot, which was directed by C.K. The 10-episode first season will be produced by C.K.'s production company Pig Newton for FX Productions.

What's it like to be a working woman raising three daughters on her own? Don't ask. Ok. Since you asked. Things get gnarly. And bloody. And funny. Well to you, anyway. In Better Things, Adlon plays "Sam," a working actor with no filter trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters' lives, have fun with a friend or two, and also - just maybe - squeeze in some private time once in a while. Her life is funny to watch, but you wouldn't want to live it (except sometimes).

"Pamela is one of the sharpest and most endearing actresses working in television today and we are thrilled she has joined forces with Louis to create a series that is raw, personal and incredibly funny," said Schrier.

"I'm incredibly grateful to John Landgraf and all the folks at FX and excited to work with them to explore the real and funny truths of being a single working mom," Adlon said.

In addition to Adlon, Better Things will star Mikey Madison, Riley Watson, and Olivia Edward as the three daughters.

Adlon (Louie, Californication) is currently nominated for an Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Guest Actress In a Comedy Series for Louie. She has previously received two Emmy nominations for Louie, and she won an Emmy for her voice-over performance on King of the Hill. Her work on Louie has also resulted in a WGA Award and two PGA Award nominations. Louie is currently nominated for six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series.

ABOUT FX

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of 21ST Century Fox. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in 94 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain, Tyrant, and the upcoming The Bastard Executioner and Taboo; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo and the upcoming American Crime Story; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Archer, Married, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and the upcoming Better Things and Baskets. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy and Justified. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother and Mike & Molly.

ABOUT FX PRODUCTIONS

FX Productions (FXP) produces FX's acclaimed hit drama series The Strain; the comedy series Louie, Archer, Married and the upcoming Baskets, and the FXX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, You're the Worst, Man Seeking Woman and the upcoming Better Things, Cassius and Clay and The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project (TBD). FXP co-produces the drama series The Americans, Tyrant and the upcoming The Bastard Executioner and Taboo; the miniseries Fargo, which scored 18 Emmy(R) Award nominations and won the Emmy award for Outstanding Miniseries; the upcoming miniseries American Crime Story; and the comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. In 2015, FXP shows combined to deliver 17 Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Limited Series, and Outstanding Animated Program.





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