Tuesday, September 20, 2016

FX Renews 'Atlanta' and 'Better Things' for Second Seasons

Only a few episodes into their first seasons, FX has given second season renewals to original comedy series Atlanta starring Donald Glover and Better Things starring Pamela Adlon. Both will return for 10-episode second seasons, up from 8 for Better Things and 9 for Atlanta in their first years.

"It's really gratifying to launch two new comedies that have received overwhelming critical acclaim right out of the gate and that are emblematic of FX's award-winning brand," said Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. "It is clear to us that Atlanta and Better Things have struck a nerve with viewers, which is a credit to Donald Glover's vision for Atlanta and Pamela Adlon's vision for Better Things. They, along with their spectacular casts, writers and directors, have created exception shows that we are incredibly proud to produce."

Atlanta focuses on two cousins trying to break into the music scene of Atlanta.

The comedy stars Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Keith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz.

Glover created the series. He serves as executive producer with Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle and Hiro Murai. FX Productions and MGM Television produce.

Better Things centers on a divorced actress trying to raise her three daughters by herself.

The comedy stars Pamela Adlon, Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood, Olivia Edward and Celia Imrie.

Adlon and Louis C.K. created the series. They executive produce with Dave Becky and M. Blair Breard. FX Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment and Pig Newton produce.