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FX renews 'Atlanta,' 'Better Things' for second seasons

By Wade Sheridan
FX renews 'Atlanta,' 'Better Things' for second seasons
Donald Glover attends the premiere of the film "Magic Mike XXL" held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on June 25, 2015. Glover's new FX series "Atlanta" has been renewed alongside "Better Things" for a second season at FX. File Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- FX has renewed two of their newest series', Atlanta and Better Things for second seasons.

"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 presidents of original programming at FX Networks and FX Productions Nick Grad and Eric Schrier in a statement.

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"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," they continued.

According to Variety, Atlanta, which also stars Glover and follows two cousins as they attempt to make it as rappers, scored the best premiere numbers for any basic cable primetime scripted comedy in over three years inside the 18-49 demographic.

"The thesis with the show was kind of to show people how it felt to be black," Glover said in Aug. of the show's premise.

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Better Things meanwhile starring Aldon and created alongside former FX mainstay Louis C.K. of Louie fame, follows a working actress as she raises her three daughters. The series is currently averaging 1.4 million viewers amongst high marks from critics.

Better Things is Louis C.K.'s first output for the network since announcing that Louie would be on an indefinite hiatus. "I don't think I have stories for that guy anymore," he said back in May of the show's character.

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