Better Things, directed and produced by, as well as starring, Pamela Adlon, will return to FX for its third season on Thursday, February 28 at 10 P.M. ET/PT. The news was announced today (Jan 3rd) by Chuck Saftler, President of FX Networks. Adlon also served as a writer for the third season.
Better Things is the story of Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single mother and working actor, raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood), and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles, California. She also looks after her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expat 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 is just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ changing lives, survive her family, have fun with a friend or two, and possibly squeeze in some “me” time.
Season three will welcome several new faces including Sharon Stone, Matthew Broderick, Doug Jones, and Glynn Turman- among others. Additionally, recurring players Diedrich Bader, Greg Cromer, Rebecca Metz, Kevin Pollak, and Alysia Reiner will return, continuing their roles.
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 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series as well as a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series: Musical or Comedy, in season two.