Pamela Adlon, who was recently the focus of several episodes of “Louie, ” will star in her own show, the FX network said. The network picked up the pilot to “Better Things, ” created by and starring Adlon and directed by Louis CK, according to the New York Times.
Adlon has been a longtime muse and creative partner of Louis CK. She portrayed his wife on the 2006 HBO sitcom “Lucky Louie” and is a two-time Emmy nominee for her work as a producer and writer on “Louie”, the Times said.
According to the news release, “Better Things” follows Adlon, portraying a single working actor with three daughters, as she navigates personal and professional situations, the report said.
Adlon said the show will be based on her experience as a single mother raising three daughters, the Daily News said.
Meanwhile, “Louie” itself will return to FX for a fifth season, with an eight-episode run starting April 9, the News said.
Adlon will continue to appear on the next season of Louie, and it’s possible that she and Louis CK will pursue both projects at the same time, the Times said.