Jay Baruchel to Star in New FXX Comedy Series MAN SEEKING WOMAN
FXX has ordered 10 episodes of the comedy series Man Seeking Woman, starring Jay Baruchel from former Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. The series will air on FXX and premiere in 2015.
A sweet and absurd look at the surreal life-and-death stakes of dating, Man Seeking Woman centers on "Josh Greenberg" (Baruchel), a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love.
Rounding out the cast are series regulars Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show, Don't Trust the B-- in Apartment 23), Britt Lower (Unforgettable) and Maya Erskine (Betas).
"Simon Rich has delivered a wholly original, hilarious and fantastical view of single life that features an incredible performance from Jay Baruchel," said Grad. "We feel this is the perfect fit for FXX and are thrilled to pick up the show."
"I'm incredibly grateful to Jon Krisel, Jay Baruchel and Broadway Video for bringing my book to life," said Rich. "Most of all, I'm thankful to John Landgraf and his team at FXX, who believed in us from the start and gave us great advice at every turn."
Man Seeking Woman is based on Simon Rich's book of short stories, The Last Girlfriend on Earth. Rich wrote the pilot, with Jonathan Krisel (Kroll Show, Portlandia) directing. Rich will be Executive Producer/Showrunner, as Krisel, along with Andrew Singer and Lorne Michaels are Executive Producers on the series. Broadway Video will produce for FX Productions.
Baruchel is repped by CAA, Thruline, and Attorney Jamie Feldman from Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman.
Rich is represented by CAA, Dan Greenberg at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, and Lee V. Eastman at Eastman & Eastman. Krisel is represented by CAA, Michael Lasker at Mosaic, and Alex Kohner at Morris Yorn. Broadway Video is represented by CAA. Baruchel is represented by CAA, Thruline, and Jamie Feldman at Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman.
FXX is the new basic cable entertainment network from FX Networks which launched on September 2, 2013. Geared toward a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Wilfred and Ali G: Rezurection. FXX is carried in 72 million homes. FXX and its sister channels FX and FXM comprise FX Networks, a business unit of 21 Century Fox.
About FX Productions
FX Productions (FXP) produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer and Wilfred; the upcoming comedies Married, You're the Worst and The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project; and the upcoming drama series The Strain. FXP co-produces the award-winning hit dramas Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans The Bridge and Tyrant; and the critically acclaimed limited series Fargo.