"MAN SEEKING WOMAN" SCORES THIRD DATE WITH FXX
10-Episode Third Season to Air in Early 2017
Recently Concluded Second Season Delivers Its Strongest Showing Yet on FXX, with Total Viewers up +2% On a Live+7 Basis
LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2016 - Man Seeking Woman has been renewed for a third season to air early next year on FXX, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. The comedy series created by Simon Rich and starring Jay Baruchel recently concluded its second season on FXX with its strongest showing yet as Total Viewers increased +2% (399,000 vs. 393,000) on average over the first season on a Live+7 basis. The 10-episode third season will debut on FXX in early 2017.
"Man Seeking Woman had another great season this year and continues to offer one of the smartest and funniest takes on dating and relationships on TV today," Grad said. "We are excited to move forward on a third season of Man Seeking Woman with Simon, Jonathan, Andrew, Ian and Lorne, and thank Jay, Eric and Britt for keeping the show so enjoyable."
Man Seeking Woman follows "Josh Greenberg" (Jay Baruchel) as he soldiers through the life-and-death stakes of dating. The series also stars Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show) as "Mike," Josh's confident and daring best friend; and Britt Lower (Sisters) as "Liz," Josh's intimidating older sister.
Man Seeking Woman is based on Simon Rich's book of short stories, The Last Girlfriend on Earth. Rich created the scripted comedy and also serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner. Jonathan Krisel, Andrew Singer, Ian Maxtone-Graham and Lorne Michaels, and Broadway Video also serve as Executive Producers. Man Seeking Woman is produced by FX Productions.
Among reviews for the second season of Man Seeking Woman:
· "SHOW IS BRILLIANT... . I am consistently blown away by the inventiveness of Man Seeking Woman, which is the brainchild of Simon Rich. It may be one of the most imaginative single-person TV comedies ever made... smartly written" - Matthew Gilbert, The Boston Globe (2/24/16)
· "Simon Rich's incredibly funny, offbeat romantic comedy... . It is wonderful and weird, and often surprisingly emotional... ." - Kevin Yeoman, Screenrant (03/09/16)
· "Excellent... .Smart, Surreal... it never drifts away from being sharply perceptive, terrifically fun, and surprisingly real" - Allison Keene, Collider (01/06/16)
· "Thank the television lords for Man Seeking Woman ... . one of the most daring and intelligent comedies out there" - Tim Surette, TV.com (01/06/15)
FXX is the new basic cable entertainment network from FX Networks which launched on September 2, 2013. Geared towards 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, You're the Worst and Man Seeking Woman. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history, the late night animated block Animation Domination, and acquired hit series such as In Living Color, Mad About You and Parks and Recreation. FXX is carried in more than 79 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 FX's acclaimed hit drama series The Strain; the upcoming limited series Trust; the comedy series Louie, Archer and Baskets, and the upcoming Better Things and Atlanta, and the FXX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You're the Worst and Man Seeking Woman. FXP co-produces the drama series The Americans, Tyrant and the upcoming Taboo; the limited series Fargo and American Crime Story; and the comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.