July 3, 2014 6:33 am

Jay Baruchel to star in comedy series ‘Man Seeking Woman’

Jay Baruchel, pictured in 2010.

John R. Kennedy / Global News

TORONTO – Jay Baruchel is headed back to the small screen in a comedy about a hopeless romantic navigating the modern dating world.

U.S. cable network FXX has ordered 10 episodes of Man Seeking Woman, which will begin airing in 2015.

According to Variety, the series is based on The Last Girlfriend on Earth, a book of short stories by Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich.

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Rich wrote the pilot with Jonathan Krisel and will executive-produce alongside heavyweight Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer.

The pilot was filmed in March in Toronto. It is not yet known if the series will also be filmed in the city.

Montreal-based Baruchel stars as Josh Greenberg, a “naive romantic on a desperate quest for love.”

Man Seeking Woman marks a return to television for Baruchel, who starred in Judd Apatow’s 2001 cult hit series Undeclared.

The How To Train Your Dragon star tweeted “WOOHOO!” with a link to the Variety story about the series being picked up.

- with files by Global News

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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