Pamela Adlon has signed a new overall deal with FX Productions, extending a creative partnership that, with FX’s Better Things, has already generated one of the most acclaimed comedy series in television, it was announced today by Eric Schrier, President, FX Entertainment. The agreement covers all scripted and unscripted programming exclusively for FX, as well as potentially other divisions of Walt Disney Television.
FX has additionally ordered a fifth season of Better Things, on which Adlon executive produces, writes, directs and stars as “Sam Fox.” The fifth season is expected to air in 2021.
And just today, Better Things received a Television Critics Association Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy and Adlon was nominated for Individual Achievement in Comedy.
“We are truly honored to work with Pamela,” Schrier said. “She is one of the most talented artists in the business, which is exemplified through her work as a producer/showrunner, actor, writer and director. The most recent season of Better Things was its best yet and we’re excited about what’s to come in season five, as well as all of the future projects we are working on together.”
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 earning a living, navigating her daughters’ changing lives, or trying to have one of her own, Sam approaches every challenge with fierce love, raw honesty and humor.