Better Things Season 5: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and more updates on finale season

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Here’s wishing you better things for the rest of 2022!

Better Things is a semi-autobiographical series that follows divorced actress Sam Fox, played by Aldon herself, as she juggles her acting career with parenting her three kids. The show deals with feminist issues and features a woman trying to succeed in a male-dominated environment, which makes it relevant now more than ever.

Since its premiere, the FX show has been nominated for several accolades throughout the years, including the Peabody Award, Critics’ Choice Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. Better Things Season 4 premiered on FX on March 5, 2020, and aired through April 30, 2020. The season is divided into 10 episodes, each of which lasts around 22 minutes.

Here’s everything you need to know about Better Things Season 5:

When is Better Things Season 5 coming out?

Better Things Season 5 will premiere on FX on Monday, February 28 at 10 p.m. ET, according to the show’s creators. The episodes will be available on Hulu the next day and new episodes will be released weekly.


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Who’s the cast for Better Things Season 5? Is there any guest stars?

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The entire Fox family which includes Pamela Adlon as Sam, Olivia Edward as Duke, Hannah Alligood as Frankie, and Mikey Madison as Max will reprise the roles.

The guest star predictions include faces such as Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants), Billy West (the voice of Stimpy on Ren & Stimpy), and Julie Bowen (Claire on Modern Family). 

Diedrich Bader as Rich, Matthew Glave as Xander, and Rebecca Metz as Tressa are among the other actors that are expected to feature in Season 5.

Better Things Season 5 Plot:

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In Season 4 of Better Things, we saw Sam’s relationship with her ex-husband Xander take center stage. In its fifth and final chapter, Better Things focuses on ‘the road ahead’ for its unconventional, unfiltered heroine, Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), so devoted to her life as a working actor and single mother of three that she’s left little time for that one elusive thing: herself.

As she navigates three daughters, each coming of age; the challenges of her chosen career; and her mother’s increasing signs of aging (as well as her own)—Sam embraces each moment, and each member of her family, with a fierce love, raw honesty and biting humor. As each of the Fox women come of age into the next phase of their life, they are inspired to reevaluate themselves, learn from the past and find their own direction. (as per the official synopsis).

Is there a trailer for Better Things Season 5?

FX released the trailer for the fifth and final season of Better Things on February 9, 2022. In the trailer, Better Things Season 5 continues to explore Sam’s mundane life. She strives to find purpose in her everyday life while juggling daily activities such as cooking, cleaning, teaching her daughters, and caring for her own health.

Check out the trailer here:

Where can you watch Better Things Season 5?

The fifth and final season of Better Things will premiere on FX on February 28, 2022. The show will also be available to stream on Hulu. You can catch up with the previous seasons before the final chapter airs on FX.