FXX has decided not to order a fourth season of comedy series Man Seeking Woman.
Man Seeking Woman, which aired its third season finale on March 8, starred Jay Baruchel as Josh, a man who was willing to put himself through all sorts of awkward nonsense in the name of finding love.
Man Seeking Woman‘s ratings performance was deemed insufficient to support another renewal. The third season averaged 367,000 total viewers; 268,000 of them in the Adults 18-49 demographic
Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in January, Rich addressed the show’s evolution in its third season.
“This season I really wanted us to challenge ourselves and to take a much bigger swing than we ever had before,” he said. “And I’m really fortunate to work for [FX CEO] John Landgraf. I went to him about a year ago, and I asked him for permission to basically completely reboot our show. I told him that we wanted to be way more ambitious this year, that instead of focusing on issues like blind dates and office crushes, we wanted to examine an adult relationship from its inception all the way to the wedding day. I wanted the show to be completely serialized. I wanted at least half of the episodes to feature a female protagonist. I wanted to expand the show’s world, double the size of our cast, bring in new writers, bring in new directors, and really go for it. And Landgraf said, ‘Cool.’”
Man Seeking Woman was created by Simon Rich based on his book of short stories, The Last Girlfriend on Earth. The series stars Jay Baruchel, Eric Andre, Britt Lower and Katie Findlay. Rich serves as executive producer/showrunner. Jonathan Krisel, Andrew Singer and Lorne Michaels, and Broadway Video also executive produce. Man Seeking Woman is produced by FX Productions.