FX Networks has given the greenlight to Better Things, a half hour comedy pilot which hails from Pamela Adlon and Louie creator Louis C.K, its was announced yesterday at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.
Created by and starring Pamela Adlon, Better Things follows Sam, a working actor trying to earn a living, navigate her three daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two, and also – just maybe – squeeze in some sex once in a while. Her life is funny to watch, but you wouldn’t want to live it (except sometimes).
The script for the pilot is being written by Louie and King of the Hill alum Adlon and Louis C.K., both of whom also serve as executive producers alongside Blair Breard, Dave Becky. FX Productions and Louis C.K.’s production company Pig Newton are producing.
As with all of their comedy pilots, it is presently unclear if Better Things will end up residing on FX or FXX, should it ultimately go to series. It is the fifth comedy pilot pick up by FX Networks in recent months and joins a development slate that includes Donald Glover’s Atlanta and Pariah, starring Bill Burr.
In addition to the pilot order, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf also announced that FX had secured the television rights to Louis C.K.’s next standup comedy special, Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store. He also confirmed that new comedy series The Comedians, starring Billy Crystal, would premiere on Thursday April 9th at 10/9c; leading into the fifth season of Louie at 10:30/9:30c.