Pamela Adlon in Better Things

Louie established Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon as a sort of dynamic duo of comedy. Bonus points if you saw them together even earlier on Lucky Louie. After five seasons of writing and producing Louie, Adlon developed her own show for FX. Better Things is her show, and C.K. still writes and produces with her.

Better Things stars Adlon as Sammy Fox, a struggling actor and single mother of three daughters. Early episodes have Sammy run into famous co-stars at auditions, freak out in a recording studio, clean up after her daughters throw a party, text with potential lovers and give a speech about periods at her daughter’s school. When I met Adlon at the Fox/FX party for the Television Critics Association, she may have been a tad surprised that I knew those episodes so well. Or maybe she just couldn’t spill all the beans about her Hollywood secrets.  Read More »

better things trailer

Pamela Adlon has been a familiar face (and for many viewers, a more familiar voice) on television for decades, so it’s about time someone built an entire show around her. Better Things joins the FX network’s line-up in a few months and it certainly looks promising, showcasing a strong pedigree onscreen and off. How could you say no to a single-camera sitcom created by Adlon and Louis C.K., who frequently brought out the absolute best in her during her guest stints on Louie? The first full trailer for the show is here and it looks like it could be something very special.

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Louis C.K. was on a panel for the FX comedy Baskets, which he produces with Zach Galifianakis. After the panel C.K. spoke with journalists further. He mentioned an animated series he is developing with Albert Brooks for FX, and gave a little bit of insight into what the show would be.

“We’re making a cartoon that’s basically me and Albert in our voices,” C.K. said. “We found we have a funny rhythm together. I don’t want to say anything about what the cartoon is about yet because it takes such a long time to get those things going.”

After the jump, C.K. also discusses his hiatus from Louie and his other new FX series, Better Things with Louie co-star / producer / writer Pamela Adlon.

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Louie hiatus

Over on FX, the comedy series Louie has been churning out some of the best comedy that television has ever seen, going back and forth between episodic stories and two or three-part episodes. But sadly, fans of the show from comedian Louis C.K. will be waiting a while before they see new episodes.

FX’s CEO John Landgraf just revealed at the Television Critics Association press day that Louie is on extended hiatus again with no indication as to when the show will be back. But the show is most certainly not canceled. Find out more about the Louie hiatus after the jump! Read More »


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FX 2015 TV shows

The Television Critics Association panels have been going on for the past week or so, and we’ve had plenty of great updates from Fred Topel’s interviews and coverage that you can check out right here.

Today, straight from the TCA, comes some announcements from FX, which includes a renewal for a third season of The Strain, orders for two new comedy series featuring some familiar FX talent, a new home for Archer, and fall premiere dates for American Horror Story: Hotel, the second season of Fargo and more.

Get details on the new and returning FX 2015 TV shows after the jump! Read More »

Henry Selick‘s stop-motion animation Shademaker hit a massive roadblock last year when Disney backed out of the project, but happily it turned out not to be dead so much as stalled. K5 International got things going again this week when it decided to back the project (now titled The Shadow King) and bring it to the European Film Market.

Today, we have a first look at the new feature in the form of a sales poster for EFM. In addition, we have some info on the promising cast, which will include Jeffrey TamborBrendan Gleeson, and Catherine O’Hara. Hit the jump for more.

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