EXCLUSIVE: At last night’s Awardsline Emmy screening for Louis C.K.’s Horace And Pete, the comedian revealed that Better Things, the new FX comedy series he co-created with Louie scribe and star Pamela Adlon, will premiere September 8.
Better Things is a semi-autobiographical take on Adlon’s life. The series follows a single mother and middle-class actress “who pursues work all day and raises three kids,” said C.K.
“That woman (character) doesn’t exist on TV that I’ve seen,” beamed C.K. about Better Things, adding, “Pamela really shaped the show and directed the best episodes.” Better Things recently finished production and is in the editing stage.
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. Adlon received four Emmy nominations for her work on Louie between producing, writing and guest starring. She won an Emmy for her voice-over work on King Of The Hill.
In regards to a second season of the indie-produced web streaming series Horace And Pete, C.K. said, “The test for anything is does it write? I have ideas for how to continue with this series.” However, he’ll take a crack at a script this summer, and if it works, we’ll see more Horace And Pete, and if it doesn’t, C.K. says that he’s not out of the web series business.
Said C.K., “I think I’ll do this form again for sure, I’ll make something that looks like this.”