FXX Renews ‘Man Seeking Woman’

 FXX will bring back its sophomore comedy series Man Seeking Woman for a third campaign, the network announced Wednesday.

The series, which stars Jay Baruchel as a single man jostling through the often rigorous dating scene, finished its second season with 399,000 viewers on a Live+7 basis, up 2% from the series’ freshman campaign, according to network officials.

The 10-episode third season of Man Seeking Woman will debut on FXX in early 2017. The series, based on Simon Rich’s book of short stories, The Last Girlfriend on Earth, is produced by Rich, Jonathan Krisel, Andrew Singer, Ian Maxtone-Graham and Lorne Michaels.

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,” said Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions in a statement. “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.”

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