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While the global tire fire that is existence these days rages on, we’d like to take a moment to remind you of the Better Things in life—namely, that FX has ordered a third season of Pamela Adlon’s superb dramedy. The series is inspired by Adlon’s life as a working single mother and a working actor, but renders everyday occurrences like school assemblies, auditions, and your mother stealing Egyptian artifacts in a much more heightened fashion. Adlon’s performance as Sam Fox grounds the flights of fancy; even from the end of her rope, she manages to be the emotional center of the show. And Better Things, which was co-created by Louis CK, will return for a third season in 2018, according to a press release from the cable network, which rightly describes the series as a “testament to the creative genius of Pamela Adlon.”

The series has built on the momentum from its exceptional debut. In its second season, which is currently underway, Sam is at a romantic crossroads, which would be fine if she weren’t also dealing with three kids and a mother who might not be able to live alone anymore. But tonight’s episode “Eulogy” finds her demanding acknowledgment in her home life.

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Better Things airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.

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