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FX TV Show Ratings (updated 7/15/19)

FX has been churning out a lot of original scripted series. Some have been hits while many others have not. Which will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned!

Scripted FX shows listed: American Crime Story, American Horror Story, The Americans, Anger Management, Archer, Atlanta, Baskets, The Bastard Executioner, Better Things, The Bridge, The Comedians, Fargo, Feud, Fosse/Verdon, Justified, Legion, Louie, Married, Mayans Mc, Mr Inbetween, Partners, Pose, Saint George, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Snowfall, Sons of Anarchy, The Strain, Taboo, Trust, Tyrant, and What We Do In The Shadows.

Last update: The most recent ratings added for Baskets.

There's a lot of data that FX execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are a major factor. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.

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‘The Other Two’: How Helene Yorke Deliberately Crafted a Character Who’s Clueless About Everything

‘The Other Two’: How Helene Yorke Deliberately Crafted a Character Who’s Clueless About Everything
“I, Heléne, am a lot,” said theater-turned-tv actress Heléne Yorke, owning her big personality during an interview with IndieWire.

The star of Comedy Central’s hit series “The Other Two” plays Brooke Dubek, a struggling Millennial who’s been drifting through life after an injury ended her career as a dancer. When her 13-year-old brother becomes a viral singing sensation overnight, she takes this as an opportunity to draft off his fame to find her calling.

Yorke, who had initially treaded the boards as an outlet for her outsized energy, can identify with making a major career transition after an injury. With a Bfa for Musical Theatre in hand, Yorke had landed gigs on and off Broadway, ranging from roles in “Grease” and “Wicked” to “American Psycho” and “Bullets Over Broadway.” While working on a show in Atlanta, she broke her ankle, which sidelined her for six weeks in her hometown of Los Angeles.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ is aiming to win a comedy guest acting Emmy for the fourth year in a row

‘Saturday Night Live’ is aiming to win a comedy guest acting Emmy for the fourth year in a row
The comedy guest categories have been Emmy gold mines for “Saturday Night Live” since hosts were allowed to compete there 10 years ago. The show has collected 10 victories in that timespan — five in each category — and it’s bidding to continue its streak of winning at least one of the two races for the fourth consecutive year.

Since 2009, there have only been two years in which “SNL” did not win at least one of the two guest categories, 2013 and 2015. Melissa Leo (“Louie”) and Bob Newhart (“The Big Bang Theory”) prevailed in 2013, with the latter finally winning his first Emmy, and Joan Cusack (“Shameless”) and Bradley Whitford (“Transparent”) triumphed in 2015. Cusack had the rare fortune of no female “SNL” hosts being nominated that year — something that has also only happened once, in 2010, on the comedy guest actor side.

See Cecily Strong on the ‘wild energy’ of Judge Jeanine on ‘Saturday Night Live
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‘Better Things’ Star Pamela Adlon Joins Pete Davidson-Judd Apatow Comedy

‘Better Things’ Star Pamela Adlon Joins Pete Davidson-Judd Apatow Comedy
Pamela Adlon, the star of the FX comedy “Better Things,” has joined the cast of the untitled comedy at Universal from Pete Davidson and Judd Apatow, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Adlon will star alongside Davidson in a cast that also includes the previously announced Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Maude Apatow and Bel Powley.

Davidson and Apatow wrote the film along with Dave Sirus, and Apatow will direct, which will be his sixth feature. Apatow will also produce for his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel.

Also Read: Pamela Adlon's Goal for Her 'Better Things' Set: 'Model for a Kinder, Gentler Work Place'

Production will begin this summer in New York City, with a release date set for June 19, 2020.

Universal senior executive vice president of production Erik Baiers will oversee production on behalf of the studio.

Adlon is the writer, producer, director and star of the critically acclaimed ‘Better Things,
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Pamela Adlon Boards Universal’s Untitled Judd Apatow-Pete Davidson Comedy

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Pamela Adlon Boards Universal’s Untitled Judd Apatow-Pete Davidson Comedy
Exclusive: Emmy winner Pamela Adlon has joined the cast of Universal’s Untitled Judd Apatow-Pete Davidson Comedy which is set to start shooting soon in New York.

She joins the already announced cast of Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Maude Apatow, Bel Powley who are all starring alongside Davidson. Apatow directs and wrote the pic with Davidson and Dave Sirus.

Adlon is the writer, producer, director and star of the award-winning and critically acclaimed FX comedy series Better Things, now in its third season. She recently starred in Paramount’s Transformers spinoff Bumblee. Additional credits include FX’s Louie, Showtime’s Californication, Fox’s King of the Hill, off she won an Emmy for outstanding voice-over performance. Aldon has two Emmy noms in the Best Actress Comedy category for her Better Things, and four Emmys from her work on Louie (two for best comedy series, one for comedy writing
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Ramy Youssef on his groundbreaking Muslim-American comedy ‘Ramy’: ‘We have the same problems that you do’ [Exclusive Video]

“Ramy,” Hulu’s new comedy from Ramy Youssef, is one of the best new shows of the year, currently standing at a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and at 87 on Metacritic. In the comedian auteur vein of “Louie,” “Master of None” or “Atlanta,” the series, which released all 10 episodes of its first season on Friday, follows Ramy Hassan (Youssef), an Egyptian-American slacker navigating life as a millennial and also as a devout Muslim. It puts a spotlight on a group of people who rarely get it, but Youssef, who co-created, executive-produces, stars in and directed the show, hopes its message goes deeper than just breaking ground with an American Muslim lead.

“If there’s one thing that I want people to take away about Muslims from watching this show, it’s that we have the same problems that you do,” he says in an exclusive featurette (watch above). “In Hollywood, so
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Emmy spotlight: Final season of ‘You’re the Worst’ shows why it’s always been one of the best

After five years of rudeness, deception, selfishness, substances of all types and the glory of “Sunday Funday,” “You’re the Worst” has finally come to an end. The Fxx comedy series airs its finale tonight, and this closing season has officially cemented the show as one of the most honest, brutal and weirdly endearing programs about modern relationships. It hasn’t been able to get into the Emmy race so far, but final season nominations would show everybody why it’s always been one of the best.

The show focused on the relationship between Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere), an egotistical and insolent British writer living in Los Angeles, and Gretchen Cutler (Aya Cash), a derisive and brash public relations specialist. Since their coupling started Jimmy and Gretchen have navigated their disdain for relationships, Gretchen’s clinical depression, Jimmy’s unresolved family issues and even Jimmy abandoning Gretchen after she accepted
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The Best TV Comedies of All Time

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The Best TV Comedies of All Time
Comedy is everything. A reprieve from the world or an accessible way into it, the genre of “Mary Kay and Johnny” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has evolved into wider and wider territory over the many years it’s spent on TV. Dating from the ’40s through the ’80s, it was easy enough to tell a hard-hitting drama from an escapist comedy: The laughs were literally embedded in each episode. But as television came into its own and drifted from the theatrical experience it was originally meant to replicate, the laugh tracks faded. Multi-cam sitcoms gave way to single-camera comedies; punchline-laden scripts made room for a British invasion of dry humor; half-hour series became open to interpretation — comedy or drama? (Or even the dreaded descriptor “dramedy.”)

Comedy TV shows encompass such a wide swath of the small screen it’s created a schism in the culture: The Emmys now force
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‘Better Things’ Review: Season 3 Is Better Than Anything You Want to Compare It To

‘Better Things’ Review: Season 3 Is Better Than Anything You Want to Compare It To
Just when you think, “Oh, this is the through-line for Season 3,” Pamela Adlon takes “Better Things” in a whole new direction. Over the course of eight episodes, these standout moments slowly build into connections, the connections into loose themes, and the series into an endlessly watchable, yet utterly unquantifiable TV experience. In the end, there’s no one takeaway; there are dozens, and they’re delivered with the kind of beautiful storytelling that appears effortless, but actually requires acknowledgement on levels both granular and grand. “Better Things” is an unparalleled accomplishment, and a true original to boot.

Sam Fox (played by Adlon) starts the season by sending her oldest daughter, Max (Mikey Madison), to college in Chicago. The premise lends itself to expectations: an early fight reconciled in time for a sweet goodbye, with little comedic flourishes filling in the middle. Yet Adlon’s vignette structure ditches that formula early,
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Pamela Adlon on How ‘Better Things’ Season 3 Almost Didn’t Happen

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Pamela Adlon on How ‘Better Things’ Season 3 Almost Didn’t Happen
She almost gave it all up.

After decades as a working actor rolling through short-lived sitcoms, pilots, voiceover gigs and smallish movie roles, Pamela Adlon finally realized her dream of landing her own series, FX’s “Better Things,” in 2016.

The autobiographical show was well-received by critics and yielded two consecutive Emmy nominations for lead comedy actress. Adlon joined FX’s roster of hot-shot auteur stars such as Donald Glover, Zach Galifianakis and the “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” gang. Season 2 of “Better Things” generated even more glowing reviews and praise for her work as writer, director, producer and star.

And then the #MeToo explosion happened. In November 2017, Adlon’s longtime friend and collaborator, Louis C.K., was publicly accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women — allegations he later acknowledged to be true — in the pages of The New York Times. The story hit a week before “Better Things” aired its second-season finale.
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Pamela Adlon: ‘Better Things’ Was Left ‘Dangling From a Precipice’ After Louis C.K. Fired by FX

Pamela Adlon: ‘Better Things’ Was Left ‘Dangling From a Precipice’ After Louis C.K. Fired by FX
On the day Louis C.K. was accused of sexual misconduct in November 2017, “Better Things,” the FX comedy series he co-created and co-wrote with longtime collaborator Pamela Adlon, aired its penultimate episode of Season 2. Adlon, who had a recurring role on C.K.’s “Louie,” is the face of “Better Things” as its leading actor, but the show was very much a joint effort between Adlon and C.K. behind the scenes over its first two seasons. After FX announced it was severing ties with C.K., Adlon was left heading into “Better Things” Season 3 alone.

“All of a sudden, he’s gone, my show is dangling from a precipice,” Adlon recently told Vanity Fair. “It was so huge. And it was so devastating.”

Adlon said “there were an extraordinary amount of people who were affected” by C.K.’s departure, which occurred after the comedian admitted the sexual misconduct allegations were true.
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Louis C.K. Used to Have Empathy, and That’s the Only Thing to Miss About Him

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Louis C.K. Used to Have Empathy, and That’s the Only Thing to Miss About Him
Those who might have wished otherwise are out of luck: Louis C.K. is just going to keep talking. And the comedian’s newest material has aroused more anger than laughs, thanks to leaked audio from a recent performance which reveals C.K. thinks that cruel jokes about gender pronouns, school shooting survivors, and the genitalia of Asian men are now funny. When Andy Richter takes the time to explain why your jokes are hacky, you know you’ve crossed a line.

It’s true that like many comedians, C.K. is likely still developing his material on stage — the leaked set isn’t the final product the way his televised specials are. But it still represents what’s been really depressing for those who used to admire his work: Specifically, the way in which he seems to have completely lost the ability for empathy.

It was C.K.’s empathy
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Pete Davidson Says Louis Ck Told Lorne Michaels His Weed Habit ‘Makes People Uncomfortable’

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Pete Davidson Says Louis Ck Told Lorne Michaels His Weed Habit ‘Makes People Uncomfortable’
Pete Davidson jumped back on stage on New Year’s Eve, when the “SNL” cast member got out some gripes about fellow headline-making comic Louis Ck.

Davidson told the Chevalier Theatre crowd in Medford, Massachusetts, on Monday that when Ck hosted “Saturday Night Live” in April 2017, which was Pete’s freshman season on the sketch-comedy show, the “Louie” star “told all the producers in front of me that all this kid does is smoke weed and he’s gonna smoke his career away,” according to an Us Weekly recap of the set.

The spring performance was Ck’s fourth turn hosting the long-running NBC show — and his tattling didn’t stop there, per Davidson.

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Ck then told “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels “that Pete smokes so much weed that it makes people uncomfortable,
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Chelsea Peretti to Host 2019 Writers Guild Awards

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Chelsea Peretti to Host 2019 Writers Guild Awards
Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Chelsea Peretti will host the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 17.

The show will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“I’m excited for people to judge the writing of my jokes!” Peretti said.

“Chelsea Peretti is hosting the Writers Guild Awards, and she will do a Fantastic job. Not a Witch Hunt,” executive producer Hugh Fink said. “I picked Chelsea because she’s a great comedian and writer. There was No Collusion.”

Peretti has written for “Parks and Recreation,” for which she earned two Writers Guild Award nominations for comedy series in 2012 and 2013. She has also written for “Saturday Night Live,” “Portlandia,” “The Sarah Silverman Program,” and “Kroll Show,” as well as the podcast “Wtf” with Marc Maron.

She appeared in the farewell season of “Girls,” “New Girl,” “Louie,” “Alone Together,” “Kroll Show,” “Drunk History,” “Key and Peele,” and “The Sarah Silverman Program.
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Sarah Silverman on the Importance of Being ‘Influenced by the World’

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Sarah Silverman on the Importance of Being ‘Influenced by the World’
As a comedian, Sarah Silverman says the type of humor she personally gravitates toward is the really “aggressively dumb, silly humor,” such as fart jokes. But lately, she has become much more known for her political commentary on her Emmy-nominated Hulu show, “I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman,” as well as on her Twitter account.

“I never made a plan of who I wanted to be or what I wanted to talk about,” Silverman says. “The world around me is just my ‘General Hospital’.… Eventually the world around me became more interesting to me.”

Silverman, set to receive her star Nov. 9 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, says she can’t pinpoint a specific moment that made her want to incorporate more of what was going on around her in the world into her work. But, she says, she has “come to a place in my life where I
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Matthew Broderick to Star in Netflix’s High School Apocalypse Dramedy ‘Daybreak’

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Matthew Broderick to Star in Netflix’s High School Apocalypse Dramedy ‘Daybreak’
Matthew Broderick will star in Netflix’s high school apocalypse dramedy, “Daybreak.”

The 10-episode series, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Brian Ralph, revolves around 17-year-old high school outcast Josh as he searches for his missing girlfriend, Sam, in postapocalyptic Glendale, Calif.

Joined by a ragtag group of misfits including a pyromaniac 12-year-old Angelica and Josh’s former high school bully Wesley, now turned pacifist samurai, Josh tries to stay alive among the horde of “Mad Max”-style gangs, zombie-like creatures called Ghoulies, and everything else this brave new world throws at him.

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In a reversal from his “Ferris Bueller” days, Broderick will play Principal Burr.

Netflix describes Burr as “the cheerful, upbeat principal of Glendale High, Burr knows the name of every kid in school and their favorite character to play in Overwatch.
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6: Chelsea Peretti to Exit the Series

Joseph Baxter Oct 3, 2018

While Brooklyn Nine-Nine was saved by NBC, the return will serve as the send-off for Chelsea Peretti’s Gina Linetti.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans have been – in numerically-appropriate fashion – on cloud nine ever since NBC stepped up to rescue the popular sitcom in the aftermath of cancellation from Fox. However, when the sidesplitting bullpen ultimately return to the titular police precinct in 2019, it will be under bittersweet circumstances, since it will mark the show’s very first cast member departure with the impending exit of Chelsea Peretti.

That’s right, Peretti, who has played Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s sarcastic civilian administrator, Gina Linetti, since the show’s 2013 inception, will leave the series during the NBC-charted Season 6. Peretti confirms her departure in a series of tweets, explaining:

"I won't be doing a full season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine in season six. But that doesn’t mean I won’t ever be back,
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Louis C.K. Prompts Loud Applause and a Pair of Walkouts in Surprise Comedy Cellar Return

Louis C.K. Prompts Loud Applause and a Pair of Walkouts in Surprise Comedy Cellar Return
Louis C.K. made a surprise appearance at the Comedy Cellar in New York City during the evening of September 30. According to the New York Post, the comedian prompted some audience walkouts. C.K made a similar surprise appearance at the same venue on August 26, which was notable for being his first high profile stand-up gig since admitting to sexual harassment last fall.

“A few women walked out,” a comedy source told Page Six about C.K.’s latest appearance. “He didn’t address [the #MeToo allegations against him]. He was a little arrogant…he made some comment like, ‘I’ve been off for a while, ‘cause everyone needs a break.’”

IndieWire reviewed audio of C.K.’s performance and the reaction at the start of the set was enthusiastic. Audience members could be heard clapping and cheering for the comedian. A source told Gothamist two people walked out of the Comedy Cellar when C.K. appeared.
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Emmys 2018: Our final slugfest debates the ‘Maisel’ domination, wins for ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Americans’ and more [Watch]

Emmys 2018: Our final slugfest debates the ‘Maisel’ domination, wins for ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Americans’ and more [Watch]
“I can’t even remember the last time a comedy series won eight,” Tony Ruiz remarks about new Best Comedy Series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to me and our fellow Gold Derby contributors Zach Laws and Rob Licuria in a post-Emmys slugfest to wrap up the season. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is in fact the first comedy to win eight Emmys for a single season. It bested the seven-win record that the second season of “All in the Family” set in 1972 and the second season of “30 Rock” matched in 2008.

SEEthe list of winners and nominees for the 2018 Emmy Awards.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” notably bested “Atlanta,” which had been favored in Gold Derby’s combined predictions for four Emmys at the main telecast. “Next to ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Maisel’ is a laugh riot,” Ruiz explains. Licuria adds, “‘Atlanta’ is very unusual. Even if it was about white people, I still think it would struggle.
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Emmy episode analysis: Pamela Adlon (‘Better Things’) would die for her children’s respect in ‘Eulogy’

Emmy episode analysis: Pamela Adlon (‘Better Things’) would die for her children’s respect in ‘Eulogy’
Pamela Adlon is back in the Emmy race for Best Comedy Actress for her work as single mom and working actress Sam Fox on FX’s “Better Things.” This is her second straight nomination for the role. She’s already an Emmy winner for her voice-over work on “King of the Hill” (2002), and she received four nominations over three years for acting, producing, and writing for “Louie” (2013-2015).

Adlon has submitted the episode “Eulogy” to Emmy voters for consideration. The episode begins with Sam teaching an acting class and then shooting a car commercial. When she comes home to watch TV with her kids one of her commercials pops up, but her daughters Max (Mikey Madison) and Frankie (Hannah Alligood) would rather watch “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Sam is furious that her children don’t appreciate her work and demands that they speak about her as if they were speaking at her funeral.
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