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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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Series cast summary:
Pamela Adlon ...  Sam Fox 21 episodes, 2016-2017
Mikey Madison ...  Max 21 episodes, 2016-2017
Hannah Alligood ...  Frankie 21 episodes, 2016-2017
Olivia Edward ...  Duke 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Celia Imrie ...  Phyllis 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Rebecca Metz ...  Tressa 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Adam Kulbersh ...  Murray Fox / ... 10 episodes, 2016-2019


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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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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It's good, yet I don't really feel like watching more
21 September 2016 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

Watching the pilot, I could see Louis C.K.'s effect all over it from the first scene, in which the main character explains to a glaring bench-mate exactly why her daughter is crying. It's exactly the sort of funny, thoughtful scene that made me like Louis from the moment I saw him in Lucky Louis.

While he's behind the scenes here, he seems to have found a comedy soulmate in Pamela Adlon, who plays an actress who specializes in cartoon voices (just like Adlon) and has three daughters.

I liked this series. I found it amusing, and smart, just like Louis C.K.'s current series, Louis. And you know what? I don't watch Louis. I saw a few episodes, they're smart and honest and reasonably funny, but I just never feel like watching it.

I think (and the kinda-interesting Horace and Pete is evidence of this) that Louis C.K. is someone who found telling jokes was a way to say what he wanted to say, and while he started out with Lucky Louis and his standup being extremely funny, more and more that's given way to just trying to be wise and profound and thoughtful (what I think of as Woody Allen Syndrome). I admire what Louis and Pamela are aiming for here, and I think the show is fairly successful at being what it is, but I just don't connect with it.

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