13 items from 2014
Exclusive: Tribeca Film has acquired actor-director Chris Lowell’s indie dramedy Beside Still Waters. The picture marks the directorial debut of TV and film thesp Lowell, who’s best known for his acting turns on Veronica Mars, Private Practice, and Enlisted. Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist) stars as Daniel Thatcher, a young romantic who has fallen on hard times and enlists his childhood friends to relive the glory days of their youth, whether they like it or not.
After the huge success of the Veronica Mars movie campaign on Kickstarter, Lowell and his fellow filmmakers took to the platform to raise $63,000 in finishing funds. The project collected over $207,000, more than tripling its funding goal, and became the 13th most-funded narrative film in Kickstarter’s history. In addition to directing, Lowell scripted with Mohit Narang and produced the dramedy which blends 16mm, Super 8, and his own black and white photography. Saturday Night Live‘s Beck Bennett, »
- Jen Yamato
Undeclared‘s Jay Baruchel will see him returning to the small screen next year. Fxx just confirmed a new series called Man Seeking Woman is his new project. It will be a half-hour show that follows Jay’s character as he seeks to find his special someone in this crazy world. The show is another attempt by Fxx to win over younger audiences with fun and quirky shows. Britt Lower, Maya Erskine and Eric Andre will be joining Jay on his 10 episode first season next year.
This type of show is clearly not new. Fxx could be hoping to win over fans of How I Met Your Mother, but with a more unstructured story. While we are sure fans may not be jumping for joy, it does hold a lot of promise. Jay has made a name for himself on comedies and we can expect his fans will enjoy it. »
- Sarah Peel
The character will evolve into a teacher and a friend who helps Oliver step ever closer to becoming the superhero he is today. He is also the husband of Tatsu Yamashiro (Devon Aoki) who becomes DC Comics superheroine Katana. [Source: TV Line]
Jay Baruchel plays a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love after his girlfriend dumps him. He enters the dating scene only to discover a nightmarish hellscape of untold horror. Eric Andre, Britt Lower and Maya Erskine co-star. [Source: The Live Feed]
A new featurette is out looking at the supporting character of Detective Eddie Thawne (Rick »
- Garth Franklin
Jay Baruchel is on the prowl.
EW has confirmed that Fxx has ordered 10 episodes of Baruchel’s new half-hour comedy Man Seeking Woman. Based on Simon Rich’s book of short stories The Last Girlfriend on Earth, the show will follow Josh Greenberg (Baruchel) on his quest for love after being dumped by his longtime girlfriend. Written by Rich, the show will also star series regulars Eric Andre, Britt Lower, and Maya Erskine.
- Samantha Highfill
Man Seeking Woman, the comedy series starring Jay Baruchel that FX ordered to pilot earlier this year, has now made it one huge step further. Fxx, the FX sister network, has given the show a ten-episode order and added the quirky half-hour comedy to its 2015 lineup.
“Simon Rich has delivered a wholly original, hilarious and fantastical view of single life that features an incredible performance from Jay Baruchel,” said Grad. “We feel this is the perfect fit for Fxx and are thrilled to pick up the show.”
According to FX, Man Seeking Woman is “a sweet and absurd look at the surreal life-and-death stakes of dating, and centers on Josh Greenberg (Baruchel), a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love.” Along with Baruchel, the series will co-star Eric André (The Eric André Show, »
- Lindsay Sperling
Another day, another comedy pickup for the FX/Fxx family. Just two days after Denis Leary's "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" earned a 10-episode series pickup, Fxx has done the same for the Jay Baruchel vehicle "Man Seeking Woman." The 10-episode run of "Man Seeking Woman" will premiere on Fxx in 2015. ["Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" will premiere on FX in 2015.] Based on Simon Rich's short story collection "The Last Girlfriend On Earth," the comedy features "Undeclared" star Baruchel as Josh Greenberg, a "naive romantic on a desperate quest for love." The series also stars Eric Andre, Britt Lower and Maya Erskine. "I’m incredibly grateful to Jon Krisel, Jay Baruchel and Broadway Video for bringing my book to life," Rich blurbs. "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." Adds Nick Grad, one of the Presidents of Original Programming, »
- Daniel Fienberg
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, »
- Variety Staff
Jay Baruchel‘s quest for love begins in 2015.
Fxx on Wednesday announced a 10-episode order for Man Seeking Woman, a comedy based on The Last Girlfriend on Earth, a book of short stories by former Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich. Man follows Josh Greenberg (Undeclared‘s Baruchel) as he navigates the agonizing — and occasionally dangerous — world of dating.
Jay Baruchel has a date with Fxx. The network has given a 10-episode order to the half-hour comedy “Man Seeking Woman,” which will star the “Undeclared” and “Knocked Up” alum. Also read: Tracy Morgan's Fxx Comedy Will Proceed After His Recovery Billed as a sweet and absurd look at the surreal life-and-death stakes of dating, the series, from former “Saturday Night Live” writer Simon Rich, will star Baruchel as Josh Greenberg, a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love. Eric André (“The Eric André Show,” “Don't Trust the B– in Apartment 23”), Britt Lower (“Unforgettable”) and Maya Erskine (“Betas”) round out the. »
- Tim Kenneally
After a three-year stint at Paradigm, Fred Hashagen has joined UTA as an agent in the talent department. He’ll be working out of the agency’s NYC offices. Hashagen’s clients include Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), John Milhiser (SNL), Jordan Klepper (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart), Drew Tarver (How I Met Your Dad), Chris Smith (We Are Men) and Britt Lower (Man Seeking Woman). “Fred is a great advocate for artists and someone we know will be a great addition to our culture,” said UTA partner and television department head Matt Rice. “We’re really pleased he is joining the UTA team.” Prior to Paradigm, Hashagen was a talent agent at the Ksr Agency. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Paradigm talent agent Fred Hashagen has joined UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. During his three-year tenure at Paradigm, Hashagen, who will be based in UTA's offices in New York City, repped Saturday Night Live cast members Kate McKinnon and John Milhiser as well as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's Jordan Klepper, Drew Tarver of CBS' upcoming How I Met Your Dad, Britt Lower of FX's upcoming Man Seeking Woman and Chris Smith, most recently of CBS' We Are Men. Story: News Corp to Acquire Romance Novel Publisher Harlequin "Fred is a great advocate for artists and someone
- Rebecca Sun
Chris Lowell may be the less popular Veronica Mars boyfriend, but the Enlisted star clearly has his fair share of fans. Lowell raised over $78,000 on his first day on Kickstarter. His goal was only $63,021.
No, it’s not for a Veronica and Piz spinoff. Lowell, also a prolific photographer, directed his first feature Beside Still Waters. Lowell writes that it’s “a movie about drinking and dancing. Laughter and secrets. Sex, drugs, mischief and regret. A movie about friendship.” Over the past two years, Lowell cast, shot, and edited the movie and needs to raise funds for ”deliverables,” which, he explains, »
- Lindsey Bahr
Eric André (Two Broke Girls, The Eric André Show), Britt Lower (Unforgettable) and Maya Erskine (Betas) are set as series regulars in FX comedy pilot Man Seeking Woman. Based on Simon Rich’s book, The Last Girlfriend On Earth, Man Seeking Woman is described as a sweet and absurd look at the life-and-death stakes of dating. It centers on Josh Greenberg (Jay Baruchel), a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love. When his longtime girlfriend dumps him, Josh enters the dating scene, a nightmarish hellscape of untold horror. André will play Mike, Josh’s cocky best friend; Lower plays Liz, Josh’s intimidating sister; and Erskine will play Maggie, the ex-girlfriend who broke Josh’s heart. Related: 2014 FX Pilots »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
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