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HitFix First Look: 'Man Seeking Woman' finale goes to the ends of the Earth

17 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fxx's "Man Seeking Woman" has its season finale on Wednesday (March 18) night at 10:30 with an episode titled "Scepter." Fortunately for fans of the frequently absurd romantic fantasia, Fxx announced a second season renewal last week for the Jay Baruchel comic vehicle. Last week's "Man Seeking Woman," which Fxx kept referring to as "Woman Seeking Man," was one of my favorite episodes to date. After eight episodes of often inspired, but occasionally repetitive, glimpses of heightened romance through the eyes of Baruchel's Josh, the episode titled "Teacup" inverted the formula and followed Britt Lower's Liz for 30 minutes. For me, the temporary swap to the gender dynamics served a number of purposes including the simple refreshing of an already-familiar structure, but a necessary ideological variation for viewers concerned that Josh's point-of-view left "Msw" occasionally too bro-y. In addition, in letting Lower shine for an episode, "Teacup" offered "Msw" evidence that »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Best of the Week: Television

14 March 2015 3:50 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ready For Their Close-Up: Six TV Characters Worthy of a Spin-Off

Television history is littered with the bodies of ill-advised spin-offs. Their corpses, copies of reviews and overnights crumpled in their clawed little hands, defile the memories of the successful shows that spawned them and serve as cautionary tales for every writer tempted to go to the same well twice… read the full article.

Why You Should Be Watching: You’re the Worst

When it debuted in early 2014 on FX, You’re the Worst unfortunately got lumped together with all the other shows about people in relationships that were in production or released around that time. You’re the Worst was a lower-key choice for the network: a small-scale character comedy that had none of the splashy, dramatic flare of other flagship shows. This tonal difference between the network and You’re the Worst was maybe why it was »

- Ricky

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Why 'Man Seeking Woman' Switched to 'Women Seeking Man,' And Simon Rich's Hopes for Season 2

12 March 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: 'Man Seeking Woman' Renewed for Second Season by Fxx When "Man Seeking Woman" first premiered on Fxx, the comedy immediately revealed itself as full of imagination and wit, but also had a somewhat myopic focus on the dating life of Josh (Jay Baruchel). In the penultimate episode of Season 1, though, that changed. "Teacup," Episode 9, flipped the point of view to Josh's sister Liz (Britt Lower), whose struggle to find love takes a very different path. Why make the switch? Indiewire spoke with creator Simon Rich to find out, as well what will and won't shift for Season 2. First, congrats on the Season 2 pickup. Thanks so much. We're so excited to make more. Since last we talked, the show seems to have built a real following. Yeah, it's so gratifying when people say they relate to the show. When they watch it and see certain situations and say, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Why 'Man Seeking Woman' Switched to 'Women Seeking Man,' And Simon Rich's Hopes for Season 2

12 March 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 'Man Seeking Woman' Renewed for Second Season by Fxx When "Man Seeking Woman" first premiered on Fxx, the comedy immediately revealed itself as full of imagination and wit, but also had a somewhat myopic focus on the dating life of Josh (Jay Baruchel). In the penultimate episode of Season 1, though, that changed. "Teacup," Episode 9, flipped the point of view to Josh's sister Liz (Britt Lower), whose struggle to find love takes a very different path. Why make the switch? Indiewire spoke with creator Simon Rich to find out, as well what will and won't shift for Season 2. First, congrats on the Season 2 pickup. Thanks so much. We're so excited to make more. Since last we talked, the show seems to have built a real following. Yeah, it's so gratifying when people say they relate to the show. When they watch it and see certain situations and say, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Why You Should Be Watching: Man Seeking Woman

11 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The show begins with Josh (Jay Baruchel) awkwardly leaving the apartment of his now ex-girlfriend Maggie (Maya Erskine). As he walks away, heartbroken, suddenly it starts raining. But it’s only raining on him, nobody else. Dead birds fall from the sky and hit him, furthering his depressing state. The show only gets weirder from there. Within the next ten minutes, he’s gone on a date with an actual troll. Yes, you read that right. An actual troll. By the end of the pilot he’s also discovered that his ex-girlfriend is dating Hitler. Yes, that Hitler. This is just the first episode, and there are 9 more to go from there (plus another season on the way!), each one getting progressively more bizarre.

Fxx’s comedy, which airs on Wednesday nights and is created by showrunner Simon Rich, has many strengths, chief among them being how it takes very »

- Dylan Griffin

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Man Seeking Woman gets Season 2 renewal by Fxx

4 March 2015 10:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

FX has decided to hand out a second season order to its new comedy series Man Seeking Woman. The show stars Jay Baruchel, Britt Lower, Maya Erskine and Eric André and is currently amidst its first season now.

Man Seeking Woman hasn’t thus far had strong ratings, but FX has been known to show extreme patience with its original content in the past and is once again demonstrating its support by giving the freshman series the go ahead for Season 2. The show initially opened to 326,000 total viewers but according to Deadline that dropped to 185,000 in Week 2. Now after episode 5, the first season currently averages 254,000 adults 18-34 and 353,000 adults 18-49.

The lesson… sometimes it just takes a little time to find your audience. With It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (now in its 10th Season) to serve as a model, the network clearly understands how to cultivate a viewership. The »

- William Fanelli

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Man Seeking Woman: Season Two Renewal for Fxx Series

3 March 2015 3:14 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Though the ratings are low, Fxx has decided to renew their Wednesday night series Man Seeking Woman for a second season.

Man Seeking Woman takes a sweet yet surreal look at the current world of dating and follows twenty-something Josh Greenberg (Jay Baruchel) on his unrelenting quest for love. His friends and family are played by Eric Andre, Britt Lower, and Maya Erskine.

This comedy series debuted on January 14th with a 0.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 326,000 viewers. Viewership then dropped more than 40% in week two.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Man Seeking Woman Gets Renewed For a Second Season

3 March 2015 12:06 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

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- Marina-Liao

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'Man Seeking Woman' Renewed for Second Season by Fxx

3 March 2015 11:12 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fxx has greenlit a second season for its high-concept comedy series "Man Seeking Woman." The sitcom follows Josh Greenberg (Jay Baruchel), a dorky 20-something embarking on a fantastical quest to find true love. His encounters range from basic one-night stands to blind dates with a (literal) troll.  "Man Seeking Woman" has fared well on the young Fxx, which was established as an offshoot to FX in order to target younger viewers: Average viewership among 18-49 year-olds is 67 percent higher than Fxx's primetime average, and the median age of its viewers is 32. The comedy also earned strong reviews from critics out of its January premiere. "Working on 'Man Seeking Woman' has been the creative highlight of my life," showrunner Simon Rich said in a release. "Fxx gave us the freedom to make the show we love and they let us build some truly disgusting monsters. I'm so grateful to »

- David Canfield

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Fxx Renews Man Seeking Woman for Season 2

3 March 2015 9:48 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It looks like the romantic misadventures of Josh Greenberg are only just beginning. Fxx has renewed its freshman comedy series Man Seeking Woman for a second season, the cable network announced today. The surreal series, which stars Jay Baruchel as the unlucky-in-love Josh, will return for a 10-episode Season 2, set to premiere sometime in 2016. “Simon Rich has delivered an incredibly smart and original take on the search for love,” Nick Grad, president of original programing, FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement. “Critics and fans alike have embraced his unique storytelling, [Ep] 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.” “Working on Man Seeking Woman has been the creative highlight of my life,” Simon Rich added in a statement of his own.…

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- Chris King

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Jay Baruchel Comedy ‘Man Seeking Woman’ Renewed for Season 2 by Fxx

3 March 2015 9:31 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jay Baruchel will be hitting the dating scene again, God help him. Fxx has ordered a second season of Baruchel’s comedy “Man Seeking Woman,” the network said Tuesday. Also Read: ‘Man Seeking Woman’s’ Jay Baruchel Says Fxx Comedy Is ‘Embarrassingly Autobiographical’ The half-hour comedy, created by “Saturday Night Live” veteran Simon Rich,  stars “Undeclared” alum Baruchel as Josh Greenberg, a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love. The cast also includes series regulars Eric André, Britt Lower and Maya Erskine. “Man Seeking Woman” will return for a 10-episode second season next year. See video: ‘It’s Always »

- Tim Kenneally

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Fxx Renews Freshman Comedy ‘Man Seeking Woman’ for Season 2

3 March 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fxx has handed a second season to freshman comedy “Man Seeking Woman,” which is currently in the midst of its first 10-episode run.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, presidents of original programming, FX Networks and FX Productions.

The Jay Baruchel-starrer, which takes a sweet and absurd look at the surreal life-and-death stakes of dating, marks the first original comedy series developed for Fxx.

Baruchel plays Josh Greenberg, a naive romantic desperately looking to find love, in the half-hour series from FX Productions and creator Simon Rich. Rich serves as showrunner and an exec producer with Jonathan Krisel, Lorne Michaels and Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer.

Simon Rich has delivered an incredibly smart and original take on the search for love,” Grad said. “Critics and fans alike have embraced his unique storytelling, Jon Krisel’s stunning visuals and the brilliant performances of Jay Baruchel, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Man Seeking Woman Renewed for Season 2 at Fxx

3 March 2015 9:30 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Steel yourself, Josh Greenberg: You’ve got many more romantic battles ahead of you.

Fxx has renewed Man Seeking Woman for a second season, the cable network announced Tuesday.

The surreal comedy starring Jay Baruchel will be back for 10 new episodes in 2016.

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Simon Rich has delivered an incredibly smart and original take on the search for love,” Nick Grad, president of original programing, FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement. “Critics and fans alike have embraced his unique storytelling, [Ep] Jon »

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‘Man Seeking Woman’ Renewed For Second Season By Fxx

3 March 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

FX once again is demonstrating its signature patience when it comes to new series, handing out a 10-episode second season order to freshman comedy Man Seeking Woman for a 2016 premiere. Simon Rich’s half-hour series starring Jay Baruchel, from FX Productions and Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video, has not been a breakout, which is the case for many comedies, including FX/Fxx flagship It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.  With Sunny as a lead-in, Man Seeking Woman opened… »

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Fxx's 'Man Seeking Woman' Renewed for Second Season

3 March 2015 9:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Fxx's Man Seeking Woman will continue its search for a second season. The younger-skewing cable network has renewed the Jay Baruchel comedy from showrunner Simon Rich for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The comedy about a sad sack guy (Undeclared and Goon's Baruchel) in search of love and his sweet and surreal adventures will return for an additional 10 episodes in 2016. "Working on Man Seeking Woman has been the creative highlight of my life," Rich said. "Fxx gave us the freedom to make the show we love and they let us build some truly disgusting

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- Lesley Goldberg

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'Man Seeking Woman' gets a second season on Fxx

3 March 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Good news for Gorbachaka fans! Fxx announced on Tuesday (March 3) that "Man Seeking Woman" has been renewed for a 10-episode second season. The first new series to originally premiere on Fxx is also the first new series to originally premiere on Fxx and earn a renewal, even with ratings that, on the surface, don't necessarily appear that impressive.  To date, through its first five episodes, "Man Seeking Woman" is averaging 353,000 viewers among adults 18-49 and 254,000 viewers among adults 18-49 in Live+7 figures. Again, that doesn't sound huge, but FX notes that the 18-49 audience is 41 percent better than Fxx's primetime average in that demo, while the 18-34 number is 67 percent better than Fxx's primetime average. Created by Simon Rich and based on his short story collection "The Last Girlfriend on Earth," "Man Seeking Woman" stars Jay Baruchel as a newly single young man facing a quest for romance under the most heightened of circumstances. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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HitFix First Look: Jay Baruchel takes the ice on 'Man Seeking Woman'

24 February 2015 9:06 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Toronto, Ontario. It's mid-November on the Toronto set of Fxx's "Man Seeking Woman" and a strange "Cutting Edge" reenactment (kinda) is taking place. Series star Jay Baruchel, writer of one of the finest hockey movies ever made, is flopping around the ice at the Weston Lions Arena making a fool of himself.  In this episode's piece of heightened reality, Baruchel's Josh has been invited to accompany sister Liz and her boyfriend on a dancing evening, only to discover that the dancing is ice dancing and it's competitive ice dancing. As Liz and Leo shine on the rink, executing flips and synchronized moves, Josh flops and flounders to Hall & Oates' "You Make My Dreams Come True," slamming into the boards and crawling desperately across the ice. [No, Baruchel doesn't play the hockey player in "Goon." And yes, this ice dancing isn't likely to play an ongoing part of the "Man Seeking Woman" continuity. So yes, it's only barely like the hockey-to-figure skating transformation in "Cutting Edge." But I'm sticking to the comparison.] At the end of each take, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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HitFix First Look: 'Man Seeking Woman' star Jay Baruchel gets Scared Straight

17 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Wednesday February 18) night's episode of "Man Seeking Woman," titled "Gavel," was actually one of the initial three episodes sent to critics this winter. As always with "Man Seeking Woman" episodes, it's hard to say what the episode is about without giving away the week's metaphorical approaches to Josh Greenberg's (Jay Baruchel) singledom and dating travails.  However, as always with "Man Seeking Woman," merely giving away the broad strokes of the episode's hyper-stylized angle on relationships doesn't really spoil how committed the show is to the individual gags. After all, I could have told you last week's "Msw" finally featured that Japanese Penis Monster that creator Simon Rich has been telling reporters about since the fall, but just saying "Japanese Penis Monster" only gave you the tip of the... iceberg when it came to Tanaka.  But this week's episode also includes aliens. Very different aliens.  It features a callback to »

- Daniel Fienberg

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'Aloha' Basically Stars Everyone You Love in Hollywood

13 February 2015 12:47 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

If you've recently wondered what all your favorite actors have been up to, turns out they were all working on Cameron Crowe's new romantic comedy Aloha.

Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel and Bill Murray star in this story of a military contractor who screws up a major deal and is forced to return to his old life in Hawaii to help with a U.S. Space mission.

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There, he tries to reconnect with an old flame (McAdams) while at the same time begins to fall for a young, overly enthusiastic Air Force pilot (Stone) assigned to keep an eye on him.

The plot seems to just be a backdrop to showcase some really lovely performances by a painfully adorable Stone, a ridiculously gorgeous McAdams, a silently stoic Krasinski and Baldwin, who's basically just channeling his 30 Rock character Jack Donaghy »

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Say 'Aloha' to the First Trailer for Cameron Crowe's New Movie (Video)

12 February 2015 3:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Sometimes you just need a little chatty, whimsical Cameron Crowe romantic comedy in your life. The first trailer for Crowe's new movie, "Aloha," certainly demonstrates that.

Originally called "Deep Tiki," the film was ready to go a few years ago with a much different cast (led by Ben Stiller), before being reassembled with Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone in the primary roles. The film concerns a disgraced defense contractor who is sent to Hawaii to supervise a satellite array and, while there, true to form, falls in love. The ridiculously starry cast also includes Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Jay Baruchel. There will also, presumably, be well-known pop songs expertly placed for maximum emotional devastation.

What's interesting about the film, which at one point also went by the name "Volcano Romance," is that there was, at least initially, an element of magic and mysticism »

- Drew Taylor

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