FX renews Better Things for fourth season
It’s been about a month since Pamela Adlon’s surreal family dramedy Better Things premiered its third season to rave reviews from critics and thanks to continued strong ratings in the following weeks, FX has chosen to give the greenlight for a fourth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Better Things centers on Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She’s mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother as well, sometimes heaping the love on when she feels guilty. Sam’s just 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.
“With every season, Better Things becomes more vital, engaging and revelatory, cementing Pamela Adlon’s status as one of the most accomplished creative forces in television today,” FX Networks and FX Studios chairman John Landgraf said in a statement. “Rarely has there been a show that is so personal and, at the same time, so thoroughly universal in the way it explores modern parenting, family and life. We are thrilled to extend the series for a fourth season and to continue this incredible partnership with Pamela, her creative team and the amazing cast of Better Things.”
In addition to starring, writing and showrunning the series, Adlon directed all 12 episodes of the new season, as she did with the 10-episode second season.
“I am humbled, grateful and excited to tackle another season of stories and continue my creative partnership with my fearless FX team,” Adlon said in a statement.
The show’s first two seasons were produced by produced by Louis C.K.’s production company Pig Newton for FX. However, the network severed all ties with the comedian and Pig Newton in late 2017 after troubling allegations about him surfaced.
The renewal marks the first series at FX to continue following the closure of the Disney/Fox merger, in which the plan is to have Landgraf remain control over the FX Networks and Productions banners and its library of acclaimed series including Things, Atlanta, American Crime Story and American Horror Story among others.
The third season of Better Things is currently airing on FX Thursday nights at 7 p.m. PST and the previous two seasons can be watched on FX Now and Hulu.