Jay Baruchel has signed on to star in FX's comedy pilot Man Seeking Woman, TVGuide.com has learned.
The This Is the End star will play Josh Greenberg, a naïve romantic on a desperate quest for love. When his longtime girlfriend dumps him, Josh enters the dating scene, which proves to be a nightmarish hell of untold horror. Despite the agony, he continues his search in the hopes of finding someone who will make all the misery worth it.
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The project is based on the book The Last Girlfriend on Earth written by Simon Rich, who will serve as an executive producer on the comedy. Saturday Night Live's Jonathan Krisel will executive-produce in addition to directing the pilot, which will shoot this spring. Lorne Michaels' production company, Broadway Video, is also attached.
Man Seeking Woman marks Baruchel's return to TV following his role on Undeclared. His film credits also include Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder and the upcoming Robocop reboot.
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