Baruchel will play a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love
Jay Baruchel has a date with FXX.
The network has given a 10-episode order to the half-hour comedy “Man Seeking Woman,” which will star the “Undeclared” and “Knocked Up” alum.
Billed as a sweet and absurd look at the surreal life-and-death stakes of dating, the series, from former “Saturday Night Live” writer Simon Rich, will star Baruchel as Josh Greenberg, a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love.
Eric André (“The Eric André Show,” “Don’t Trust the B– in Apartment 23″), Britt Lower (“Unforgettable”) and Maya Erskine (“Betas”) round out the cast.
In addition to Rich, Jonathan Krisel, Andrew Singer and Lorne Michaels are executive producing the series, which is slated for a 2015 premiere. Michaels’ Broadway Video is producing with FX Productions.
Rich wrote the pilot for the series, which is based on his collection of short stories, “The Last Girlfriend on Earth.” Krisel (“Kroll Show,” “Portlandia”) directed the pilot.
“I’m incredibly grateful to Jon Krisel, Jay Baruchel and Broadway Video for bringing my book to life,” Rich said of the series. “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.”
“Simon Rich has delivered a wholly original, hilarious and fantastical view of single life that features an incredible performance from Jay Baruchel,” Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, added. “We feel this is the perfect fit for FXX and are thrilled to pick up the show.”