FXX has handed a 10 episode series order to Man Seeking Woman, a comedy from former Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich which stars Jay Baruchel.
Man Seeking Woman follows Josh Greenberg” (Jay Baruchel), a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love. The cast also includes Eric André (Don’t Trust the B– in Apartment 23), Britt Lower (Unforgettable) and Maya Erskine (Betas).
The comedy series was created by Simon Rich as is based on his book of short stories titled The Last Girlfriend On Earth. FX Productions and Bridge Video are producing with Andrew Singer, Lorne Michaels and Simon Rich serving as executive producers. Rich will also serve as showrunner on the series.
“Simon Rich has delivered a wholly original, hilarious and fantastical view of single life that features an incredible performance from Jay Baruchel,” said Nick Grad, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “We feel this is the perfect fit for FXX and are thrilled to pick up the show.”
While series creator Simon Rich added: “I’m incredibly grateful to Jon Krisel, Jay Baruchel and Broadway Video for bringing my book to life. 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.”