FX Renews ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Better Things’ for Second Seasons

Critically acclaimed comedies get 10-episode pickups at cable network


Donald Glover‘s “Atlanta” and Pamela Adlon‘s “Better Things” have both been renewed for second seasons at FX, the network announced on Tuesday.

Both comedies, which premiered to critical acclaim earlier this month, have been picked up for 10 additional episodes.

“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,” Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, wrote in a statement.

“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,’” the statement continued. “They, along with their spectacular casts, writers and directors, have created exceptional shows that we are incredibly proud to produce.”

Both “Atlanta” and “Better Things” have received rave reviews from critics since their premieres, and “Atlanta” in particular has been a ratings hit for FX. The premiere episode of the Atlanta-set comedy was basic cable’s most-watched scripted primetime comedy debut among adults 18-49 in more than three years.

“Atlanta” follows Earn Marks (Glover), a young manager trying to get his cousin’s music career off the ground. Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz also star. Glover serves as executive producer along with Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle.

“Better Things” is executive produced by Adlon, Louis C.K., M. Blair Breard and Dave Becky. Adlon stars in the series as Sam Fox, a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles.