After debuting on the newest FX outlet, the sister channel FXX, back in January, the freshman comedy series “Man Seeking Woman” is taking out a classified ad for a second season.
FX has officially ordered a 10-episode sophomore season for the series starring Jay Baruchel and Eric Andre. The network took their time in giving a second season order to the series, letting it find an audience following strong reviews before it premiered, but I’m certainly glad the Simon Rich-created series will be sticking around.
If you haven’t tuned in to the series, it follows Baruchel as Josh Greenberg, a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love. That may sound generic, but the series is an absurd and cartoonish look at romance, with Greenberg encountering Japanese penis monsters, trolls, weddings in hell, and even Hitler. It’s weird and brilliant, delivering outrageous metaphors for real-life relationship problems and struggles. Here’s a clip from the pilot for a taste:
The show has hardly been a runaway hit in the ratings, so it’s nice to see FX give the show time to grow. The network’s Nick Grad says:
“Simon Rich has delivered an incredibly smart and original take on the search for love. Critics and fans alike have embraced his unique storytelling, Jon Krisel’s stunning visuals and the brilliant performances of Jay Baruchel, Eric André and the rest of the cast that has made Man Seeking Woman one of the best new comedies on television.”
This order continues FX’s four-year streak for seeing new live-action series get renewed for a second season. Simon Rich, who created the series based on his collection of short stories The Last Girlfriend on Earth, will be back as executive producer and showrunner along with Jay Baruchel, Eric Andre, Britt Lower and Maya Erskine as the primary cast.
There are three episodes left in this first season, so try to catch up and check out one of the smartest, oddest comedies on television. Tanaka, tanaka, tanaka.
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