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FXX Orders ‘Man Seeking Woman’ Starring Jay Baruchel

FXX has ordered 10 episodes of “Man Seeking Woman,” a new comedy starring Jay Baruchel from former “Saturday Night Live” writer Simon Rich.

Described as a sweet and absurd look at the surreal life-and-death stakes of dating, the series centers on Josh Greenberg (Baruchel), a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love. The concept is based on Rich’s book of short stories, “The Last Girlfriend on Earth.” The “SNL” alum wrote the pilot, which Jonathan Krisel directed. The cast also includes Eric André, Britt Lower and Maya Erskine.

“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, FX Networks and FX Productions (a position he shares with Eric Schrier). “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.”

Rich is executive producer/showrunner on the comedy, with Krisel, Andrew Singer and Lorne Michaels serving as executive producers. 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.

The series will premiere in 2015 on FXX. FX’s sister network is the home of “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and has cable syndication rights for “The Simpsons.” It also has a Tracy Morgan comedy project in development; despite the comedian’s recent car accident, FXX pledged to remain on board with the series, which will go into production “when Tracy has recovered and decides that he is ready to go back to work,” according to a statement from the network.

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