FX re­news ‘Bet­ter Things,’ ‘At­lanta’ for sec­ond sea­sons

The Republican Herald - This Weekend - - News - BY CHRIS BAR­TON

Af­ter en­joy­ing a big night at Sun­day’s Em­mys Awards, FX an­nounced sec­ond-sea­son re­newals for its two new half-hour come­dies, “At­lanta” and “Bet­ter Things.”

Cre­ated by writer and one­time “Com­mu­nity” star Don­ald Glover, “At­lanta” fol­lows two cousins try­ing to make it in the city’s hip-hop scene. The series pre­miere earned the strong­est num­bers for any new com­edy of the past three years in the cov­eted 18-to-29 de­mo­graphic, and it has been one of the most ac­claimed shows of the new fall sea­son.

In his re­view for the Los An­ge­les Times, critic Robert Lloyd called the show “a beau­ti­fully played com­edy of place and char­ac­ter.”

Sim­i­larly praised by crit­ics, “Bet­ter Things” is the story of a work­ing ac­tor (Pamela Ad­lon) try­ing to raise three kids in Los An­ge­les. Ad­lon is co-cre­ator of the series along with fel­low FX star Louis C.K., whose com­pany Pig New­ton pro­duces the series for the net­work.

The news comes on the heels of FX win­ning six Em­mys on Sun­day to go with its 12 wins at the Cre­ative Arts Em­mys. The 18 awards were the most Em­mys ever earned by a ba­sic cable net­work.

Both series were re­newed for 10-episode sec­ond sea­sons. “At­lanta” airs 10 p.m. Tues­day nights and “Bet­ter Things” airs at the same time on Thurs­days.

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