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What to Watch on Thursday: Pamela Adlon rules in ‘Better Things’

Pamela Adlon stars in the new FX series “Better Things.”
Pamela Adlon stars in the new FX series “Better Things.” FX

Better Things (10 p.m., FX) – Pamela Adlon stars in this new “Louie”-esque series (produced by Louis C.K.) as a former child star trying to handle the daily chaos of being a working actress of medium success and the divorced mother of three difficult girls. (Statement of the obvious: teenage girls are HARD.) Adlon, who has co-starred often on “Louie” (and “Lucky Louie”) has been long overdue for a lead, and this show is just great.

Queen of the South (10 p.m., USA) – Teresa and Brenda risk everything through extortion, while Camila takes steps to overtake Epifanio’s empire.

Beat Bobby Flay (10 p.m., Food) – Food truck owner Ed Hardy and Indian chef Kunal Lamba compete against Bobby.

I Love Kellie Pickler (10 p.m., CMT) – Kellie drives an Uber around Nashville to raise money for charity, while Kyle works with friend and country singer Lee Brice.

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