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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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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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Series cast summary:
Pamela Adlon ...  Sam Fox 32 episodes, 2016-2019
Mikey Madison ...  Max 21 episodes, 2016-2019
Hannah Alligood ...  Frankie 21 episodes, 2016-2019
Olivia Edward ...  Duke 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Celia Imrie ...  Phyllis 20 episodes, 2016-2017


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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All three daughters, Max, Frankie and Duke, as well as their mother, Sam, have gender-neutral names. The grandmother Phyllis is also called Phil. See more »


Featured in Conan: Bob Costas/Pamela Adlon/Mary Mack (2016) See more »

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Love this show. "Better Things" is just that!
16 November 2016 | by annedonnellySee all my reviews

Have always loved Pamela and absolutely Love, Love, Love, Better Things!! She is one of the more underrated actresses and I don't think it was until Lucky Louie and Louie that we really got to see her shine. She is one of my favorites and I know there is no way you can't love her. She is truly original and this show is perfect exactly as it is, raw, real, and relatable times ten. The daughters seem true and believable and seem to have a natural love/hate relationship with their mom as we all did at their ages. The writing is smart and the acting seems unrehearsed giving the show an edge of unpredictability that is endearing. I am hoping enough people give the show a chance to keep it on the air. You go girls! Anne

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