FX has handed out a fourth season renewal to Better Things. The comedy series – co-created, produced by and starring Pamela Adlon – will return in 2020. No word on the size of the episode order. “I am humbled, grateful and excited to tackle another season of stories and continue my creative partnership with my fearless FX team”, Adlon said.
Better Things follows Sam Fox, a single mother and working actor with no filter, raising her three daughters, Max, Frankie and Duke in Los Angeles. She also looks after her mother, Phil, an English expat with questionable faculties who lives across the street. Whether she’s struggling to keep her daughters close or trying to push one of them out of the nest, Sam approaches every challenge with fierce love, raw honesty and humor.
At the end of the day, Sam’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ changing lives, survive her family, have fun with a friend or two, and also – just maybe – squeeze in some private time. The comedy series is produced by FX Productions and stars Pamela Adlon, Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood, Olivia Edward and Celia Imrie. Adlon serves as writer, executive producer, showrunner and directed all 12 episodes of the third season.
“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,” said John Landgraf, Chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions. “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.”