Don’t fret FX viewers: The network’s two newest comedies will be returning for more seasons next year.
Coming just a few episodes into their freshman seasons, FX announced Tuesday that both “Atlanta” and “Better Things” have been renewed for 10-episode second seasons. Following their critical acclaim, and the solid opening ratings for both shows as well, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
“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,'” says Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, heads of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “They, along with their spectacular casts, writers and directors, have created exceptional shows that we are incredibly proud to produce.”
“Atlanta” is created by and stars the Glover and follows two young, black cousins in the titular city as they try to overcome their societal limits and self-destructive tendencies to make it rich on one of their rising rap careers.
“Better Things” is co-created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K., following Adlon’s Sam as she struggles to raise her three young daughters, while also balancing the pressures of maintaining a career in Hollywood. It’s FX’s most female-driven comedy to date, and like “Atlanta,” will return with a new episode this week.
“Atlanta” and “Better Things” air Tuesday and Thursday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.