Louie creator/star Louis C.K. is further expanding his FX portfolio with a third series. The cable network has picked up to series Better Things, the comedy pilot from C.K. and his longtime friend and frequent collaborator, Louie‘s Pamela Adlon. Created by Adlon and CK and starring Adlon, Better Things marks FX’s first comedy series with a solo female lead.
Better Things is a semi-autobiographical vehicle for Adlon similar to the way Louie is for CK. 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 C.K., who wrote the pilot directed by C.K., executive produce alongside Blair Breard, Dave Becky and 3 Arts Entertainment. C.K.’s production company Pig Newton is producing for FX Productions, where the company is under an overall deal. This marks C.K.’s third comedy series for FX, joining Louie and the upcoming Baskets starring Zach Galafianakis.
“Pamela is one of the sharpest and most endearing actresses working in television today, and we are thrilled she has joined forces with Louis to create a series that is raw, personal and incredibly funny,” said FX’s Eric Schrier.
Adlon is nominated for an Emmy for guest actress in a comedy series for her recurring role on Louie as Louie’s friend and love interest. She has received two Emmy nominations for Louie and won an Emmy for her voice-over performance on King Of The Hill.