Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” has scored a second season.
After delivering the best premiere of any basic cable primetime scripted comedy in more than three years, FX today announced it has ordered 10 more episodes of the comedy for Season 2.
“Atlanta” scored the most-watched basic cable primetime scripted comedy premiere in over three years in the key 18-49 demographic. It has since pulled off the rare feat of building on its premiere audience in virtually all key demos and ranking as the most-watched telecast of a new comedy series in Adults 18-49 since April 2014.
The series follows two cousins in Atlanta who work through the city’s music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. Glover, also an executive producer on the series, plays Earn Marks, a young manager trying to get his cousin’s career off the ground.
Brian Tyree Henry plays Alfred Miles, a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life. Darius (Lakeith Stanfield) is Alfred’s right-hand man and visionary. Van (Zazie Beetz) is Earn’s best friend and the mother of his daughter.
“Atlanta,” Episode 4 – “The Streisand Effect” airs tonight, Sept. 20, at 10 PM.
FX also announced a second season for its new comedy “Better Things,” which follows single, working actor Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon) with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She’s mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate, who lives across the street.
“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,” said Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions in a statement. “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.”
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