Louis C.K.’s ‘Better Things’ Gets 10-Episode Order at FX

TCA 2015: The comedy is co-created by C.K. and series star Pamela Adlon

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FX has ordered a 10-episode first season of the comedy series “Better Things” from Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon, the network announced Friday.

Adlon co-created the series with C.K. and stars as Sam, a single mother of three daughters. She is described as “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. Her life is funny to watch, but you wouldn’t want to live it (except sometimes).”

Mikey Madison, Riley Watson, and Olivia Edward will play her daughters. Adlon will executive produce with C.K., Blair Breard, Dave Becky and 3 Arts Entertainment. Adlon and C.K. wrote the pilot, which was directed by C.K.

The 10-episode first season will be produced by C.K.’s production company Pig Newton for FX Productions.

“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,” Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Programming, said in a statement.

“I’m incredibly grateful to John Landgraf and all the folks at FX and excited to work with them to explore the real and funny truths of being a single working mom,” Adlon said.