Co-created by Pamela Adlon, the comedy stars the Louie actress as Sam Fox, a working actor and divorced mother trying to raise her three daughters. The cast also includes Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood, Olivia Edward, and Celia Imrie.
Only two episodes in, Better Things hasn’t received the strongest ratings. So far, it’s earned an average of .26 in the 18-49 demo and 621,000 viewers. However like FX’s other new comedy, Atlanta (which was also just renewed), the show has garnered strong critical praise.
From FX execs Nick Grad and Eric Schrier:
It’s really gratifying to launch two new comedies that have received overwhelming critical acclaim right out of the gate and that are emblematic of FX’s award-winning brand. It is clear to us that Atlanta and Better Things have struck a nerve with viewers, which is a credit to Donald Glover’s vision for Atlanta and Pamela Adlon’s vision for Better Things. They, along with their spectacular casts, writers and directors, have created exceptional shows that we are incredibly proud to produce.”
What do you think? Have you seen Better Things? Are you glad it’s been renewed?