FX Renews ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Better Things’

Both freshman series to return in 2017

FX has renewed two of its freshman comedy series, Atlanta and Better Things, the network said Tuesday.

The Donald Glover-produced Atlanta and Pamela Adlon-starrer Better Things will both receive 10-episode orders for their 2017 sophomore campaigns, according to FX original programming presidents Nick Grad and Eric Schrier.

Atlanta’s Sept. 6 premiere episode scored the most-watched basic cable primetime scripted comedy premiere in over three years in the key 18-49 demographic, while the Sept. 8 Better Things premiere ranks as the second most watched basic cable comedy series premiere in 2016 among women 18-34, behind Atlanta.

 “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."