It’s very rare for FX to renew one of its comedy series so close to its premiere. But fans of Atlanta and Better Things can celebrate the good news that was announced today. Both series have been renewed for second seasons on FX. Each show will get ten episodes in their respective new seasons next year?.
Part of the reason for this move is that Atlanta and Better Things received very positive reviews coming out of the gate, and Atlanta was also one of FX’s most watched comedies in three years. Former Community star Donald Glover created and stars in Atlanta as Earnest “Earn” Marks, the manager of his cousin Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles (Brian Tyree Henry) as they attempt to rise in the local rap scene. Better Things stars Pamela Adlon as a struggling actress and single mother. Adlon is producing the series alongside Louis C.K..
FX Networks Presidents Nick Grad and Eric Schrier released a statement with the announcement which read: “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. 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 exceptional shows that we are incredibly proud to produce.”
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