Pamela Adlon's new FX show, Better Things, tells a mother-daughter story you haven't really seen on television before. The series follows a single mom, Sam Fox (Adlon), who is raising three daughters—and the very real struggle that comes when you're trying to juggle it all: complicated mother-daughter relationships, being a single parent, trying to have a romantic life, and trying to provide for your family.
We've seen shows about divorce and we've seen shows about families, but we haven't really seen a story that's quite as real and complicated as Sam's.
"I think my show is not really about being divorced. My show is about this mom raising these girls and we really don't talk about that aspect. We touch on it here and there, but the important thing is that story," she told E! News when discussing Better Things at FX's Television Critics Association summer press day.