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Better Things 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2016– )
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An actress raises her three daughters while juggling the pressures of working in Hollywood and being a single parent.
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Max is graduating from high school. Max and Sam negotiate the graduation party. Max is excited to have Dad come in to take her to graduation. The morning after, Max wonders why Sam ...


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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Pamela Adlon ...  Sam Fox 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Mikey Madison ...  Max 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Hannah Alligood ...  Frankie 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Olivia Edward ...  Duke 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Celia Imrie ...  Phyllis 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Rebecca Metz ...  Tressa 10 episodes, 2016-2017
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An actress raises her three daughters while juggling the pressures of working in Hollywood and being a single parent.

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8 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Jobb idők See more »

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16:9 HD
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In November 2017, after Louis C.K. confirmed the sexual misconduct allegations against him were true, FX canceled their overall deal with C.K. and his production company, Pig Newton. C.K. will have no involvement in future seasons of the series. That month, Adlon fired 3 Arts manager Dave Becky as her manager. Therefore, Pig Newton and 3 Arts will no longer co-produce the series going forward after they were both removed from the conclusion of the Season 2 finale. See more »

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Real Life is funnier than fiction
9 October 2016 | by yossarian100See all my reviews

Great comedy is real comedy, and this is as real as it gets.

Pamela Adlon plays one of the best "Moms" I can remember. She seems tired, dragging a bit....you know....just like real moms. And she's sarcastic in a way that cracks me up. I love her.

The kids are fresh and unlike most TV kids. They're as real as kids get, too.

In episode 5, Sam's oldest daughter discovers she's wasted her opportunities and worries that her life will go nowhere. Those lines and her delivery made me cry. Sam takes her to try on business clothes and gives her a pep talk, which also made me cry.

Yeah, real comedy is real life.

Better Life might not be for everybody, though. If you're looking for dumb jokes and mindless humor, you won't care for this.

This is one of the best sitcoms I can remember seeing. Outstanding job by all!


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