‘Better Things’ Starring Pamela Adlon is Picked Up for Season 4

Better Things Season 4
Hannah Alligood, Olivia Edward, and Pamela Adlon in ‘Better Things’ (Photo by Suzanne Tenner / FX)

FX’s critically acclaimed half-hour comedy series Better Things has been renewed for a fourth season. Season three, which is currently airing on Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT, sits at a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Season three has eight new episodes left, wrapping up on May 16th. Season four is expected to premiere in 2020.

Better Things was created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. Adlon stars in as well as directs and produces the series which has earned two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category. Adlon also earned a Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Golden Globe nomination.

“With every season, Better Things becomes more vital, engaging and revelatory, cementing Pamela Adlon’s status as one of the most accomplished creative forces in television today,” stated FX Networks and FX Productions Chairman John Landgraf. “Rarely has there been a show that is so personal and, at the same time, so thoroughly universal in the way it explores modern parenting, family and life. We are thrilled to extend the series for a fourth season and to continue this incredible partnership with Pamela, her creative team and the amazing cast of Better Things.”

Commenting on the renewal, Adlon said, “I am humbled, grateful and excited to tackle another season of stories and continue my creative partnership with my fearless FX team.”

In addition to Adlon, season three stars Hannah Alligood as Frankie, Mikey Madison as Max, and Olivia Edward as Duke. The cast also includes Rebecca Metz, Adam Kulbersh, Alysia Reiner, Jeremy K. Williams, Diedrich Bader, Celia Imrie, and Matthew Broderick.

The Better Things Plot:

Better Things is the story of Sam Fox (Adlon), a single mother and working actor with no filter, raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Alligood) and Duke (Edward) in Los Angeles. She also looks after her mother, Phil (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.