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Better Things

About the Show

Better Things is the story of Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single mother and working actor with no filter, raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She also looks after her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expat with questionable faculties who lives across the street.


Whether she's earning a living, navigating her daughters’ changing lives, or trying to have one of her own, Sam approaches every challenge with fierce love, raw honesty and humor.

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Season 4
Season 4

Sn.4 Ep.10

"Listen to the Roosters"

LATEST Sn.4 Ep.10

Listen to the Roosters

Expires in 34 days

Sam and her girls live in the City of Angels. An FX Original Series.

32 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/30

Sn.4 Ep.9

"Batceañera"

LATEST Sn.4 Ep.9

Batceañera

Expires in 34 days

Sam throws Frankie a Batceñera. An FX Original Series. Thursdays at 10 PM.

32 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/23

Sn.4 Ep.8

"Father's Day"

LATEST Sn.4 Ep.8

Father's Day

Expires in 34 days

Sam has a flashback and a wolf pack. An FX Original Series. Thursdays at 10 PM.

28 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/16

Sn.4 Ep.7

"High Man Bye Man"

LATEST Sn.4 Ep.7

High Man Bye Man

Expires in 34 days

Sam goes to the weed store and visits her brother and Frankie and Sam eat ice cream. An FX Original Series. Thursdays at 10 PM.

25 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/09

Sn.4 Ep.6

"New Orleans"

LATEST Sn.4 Ep.6

New Orleans

Expires in 34 days

Sam goes to a wedding. An FX Original Series. Thursdays at 10 PM.

35 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/02

Sn.4 Ep.5

"Carbonara"

LATEST Sn.4 Ep.5

Carbonara

Expires in 34 days

Sam takes Duke to ballet and Frankie to Pinkberry. An FX Original Series. Thursdays at 10 PM.

27 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/26

Sn.4 Ep.4

"DNA"

LATEST Sn.4 Ep.4

DNA

Expires in 34 days

Sam gives Phil a DNA test, catches something and releases on Max. An FX Original Series. Thursdays at 10 PM.

24 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/19

Sn.4 Ep.3

"Escape Drill"

LATEST Sn.4 Ep.3

Escape Drill

Expires in 34 days

Sam gives her friends a marital intervention. An FX Original Series. Thursdays at 10 PM.

26 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/12

Sn.4 Ep.2

"She's Fifty"

LATEST Sn.4 Ep.2

She's Fifty

Expires in 34 days

Sam embraces her state of being. An FX Original Series. Thursdays at 10 PM.

28 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/05

Sn.4 Ep.1

"Steady Rain"

LATEST Sn.4 Ep.1

Steady Rain

Expires in 34 days

Sam picks up the girls from a trip. An FX Original Series. Thursdays at 10 PM.

26 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/05


  • “One of the best depictions of modern, working parenthood on any screen, large or small”
    - Vogue
  • “[Sam Fox] remains one of the most original and daring female characters in the annals of TV comedy”
    - The Wall Street Journal
  • “Sharply observed, heartfelt, absolutely wonderful”
    - Rolling Stone
  • “Feels like the long-awaited return of an old familiar friend”
    - The New York Times
  • “[Pamela] Adlon is flawless — easily, effortlessly, the best comedic actress on television”
    - Newsday
  • “The best the show has ever been”
    - New York Magazine
  • “An unparalleled accomplishment, and a true original…Grade: A”
    - IndieWire
  • “One of TV’s best depictions of what it means to be a family”
    - Variety
  • “There’s an unvarnished honesty of Better Things that has a way of grabbing and moving you just when you least expect it”
    - TV Guide
  • “Television’s most rewarding and perfectly rendered depiction of the myriad tiny struggles intrinsic to getting through a day on this earth…Grade: A”
    - Entertainment Weekly
  • “A series that’s funny, empathetic, and experimental all at once”
    - The Atlantic