Louis C.K. is quickly becoming the man with the master programming plan at FX…
The cable network has picked up to series Better Things, the comedy pilot from the 47-year-old Mexican American actor/comedia/producer/director and his longtime friend and frequent collaborator, Louie’s Pamela Adlon.
With the announcement, the Louie creator/star further expands his FX to third series.
Better Things, which marks FX’s first comedy series with a solo female lead, is a semi-autobiographical vehicle for Adlon similar to the way Louie is for Louis C.K. It centers on Sam (Adlon), a working actor with no filter trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also — just maybe — squeeze in some private time once in a while.
Mikey Madison, Riley Watson, and Olivia Edward co-star as the three daughters.
Adlon and Louis C.K wrote the pilot, which directed by the Louie star.
His production company Pig Newton is producing for FX Productions, where the company is under an overall deal.
This marks his third comedy series for FX, joining Louie and the upcoming Baskets starring Zach Galafianakis.