, the acclaimed and award-winning comedy series directed by, produced by and starring Pamela Adlon, will return to for its third season on Thursday, February 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President, Program Strategy and COO, Networks. Today FX also debuted the key art for the new season, which is attached.
Better Things is the story of Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single mother and working actor with no filter, raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She also looks after her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), 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.
Season three will welcome several new faces: Sharon Stone, Matthew Broderick, Doug Jones, Glynn Turman, Judy Reyes, Cree Summer, Charlie Robinson, Janina Gavankar and Marsha Thomason to name a few. Additionally, recurring players Diedrich Bader, Greg Cromer, Rebecca Metz, Kevin Pollak and Alysia Reiner will return this season, inhabiting their familiar roles.
Adlon, who directs all 12 episodes of the third season, also serves as writer, executive producer and showrunner. Better Things is produced by FX Productions.
In its first season, Better Things was one of seven entertainment programs to be honored with a Peabody Award. Additionally, in the first and second seasons, Pamela Adlon was nominated for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe® Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy in season two.
Better Things has also received universal critical acclaim. Its first season scored an 80 on Metacritic and a 95 (Certified Fresh) on Rotten Tomatoes, while the second season built on that success with a 96 on Metacritic and a 96 (Certified Fresh) on Rotten Tomatoes.
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