'Better Things' Renewed for Third Season at FX

Star and creator Pamela Adlon, who earned an Emmy nomination for her work, also directed all 10 season-two episodes.
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Pamela Adlon on FX's 'Better Things'

Better Things will be back.

FX has renewed the Pamela Adlon comedy for a third season, which is set to premiere in 2018, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The pickup comes in the midst of the acclaimed series' second season. In addition to creating, writing and starring on the show, Adlon also directed all 10 episodes of season two.

The semi-autobiographical comedy returned in September to rave reviews, including from THR TV critic Tim Goodman, who called season two "wonderfully nuanced" and even wrote that the comedy was "one of TV's most exceptional series." Adlon also received an Emmy nomination for best actress in a comedy series for season one.

"Better Things' success is testament to the creative genius of Pamela Adlon as a writer, director and actor," FX president of original programming Eric Schrier said Thursday in a statement. "It has been a joy for everyone at FX to support Pamela and see the critics and industry recognize this series as one of the very best shows on TV. Pamela and the enormously talented cast, producers and crew have our deepest appreciation."

Adlon executive produces the series with Louis C.K., M. Blair Breard and Dave Becky. FX produces in association with C.K.'s Pig Newton banner and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Before launching Better Things, Adlon appeared on FX as a recurring guest on C.K.'s Louie. While that series is currently on an indefinite hiatus, C.K. has been busy executive producing other series, including FX's Baskets and Amazon's One Mississippi.

FX's comedy series slate also includes Atlanta, while sister network FXX is home to original comedies such as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You're the Worst and Archer.

Better Things airs Thursdays on FX.

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