‘Man Seeking Woman’ Creator Simon Rich Signs Overall Deal With FX Productions

2-year deal follows second season pickup of FXX comedy

Last Updated: April 22, 2015 @ 12:01 PM

Simon Rich, creator and showrunner of FXX comedy “Man Seeking Woman,” has closed a two-year overall deal with FX Productions, the company announced on Wednesday.

The agreement follows the second season pickup of the quirky cult favorite, based on Rich’s book of short stories, “The Last Girlfriend on Earth.”

“They’ve given us more creative freedom than I ever dreamed was possible,” Rich said of his working relationship with FX Productions. “I’m determined to develop shows with them that are honest, original and gross. I can’t wait to get started.”

Before FX, Rich had a varied writing career including bylines at the New Yorker and credits for Pixar and “Saturday Night Live,” where he earned four Emmy nominations and two WGA Awards.

“Man Seeking Woman” was the first original series on the comedy-oriented FXX.