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Man Seeking Woman is an American television sitcom that premiered on FXX on January 14, 2015. Man Seeking Woman is about a naïve and soft-spoken man in his 20s named Josh Greenberg (Jay Baruchel), who finds himself in several surreal and awkward circumstances while trying to find love.
The series is based on a book of short stories, The Last Girlfriend on Earth, by Simon Rich, who is also the series creator, executive producer, and showrunner. Jonathan Krisel, Andrew Singer, and Lorne Michaels (30 Rock) are also executive producers, with Broadway Video and FX Productions as production companies.
Most episode plots are based on relatable conflicts and struggles of entering/maintaining a relationship, however, these conflicts are taken to absurd and literal extremes. The show centers on Josh Greenberg, who struggles finding love, after a break-up with his long term girlfriend Maggie. His mature and successful older sister Liz often tries to help him enter into a serious relationship, and his sex-crazed best friend Mike often tries to help him with solely having sex. Josh’s efforts often times lead him into surreal and awkward circumstances such as going on a date with an actual Troll, physically misplacing his penis, or meeting a Japanese monster composed of human penises. Sometimes Josh is successful in finding a girlfriend, however, these relationships usually only survive for one episode.
The main cast includes: