FX to shoot Jay Baruchel comedy in Toronto

The U.S. cable network will see the 10-episode first season shot in Toronto after shooting the pilot in the city earlier this year.
Jay Baruchel

The U.S. FX channel is returning to Canada to shoot an upcoming Jay Baruchel comedy, Man Seeking Woman, in Toronto.

The pilot for the FXX comedy was shot in Toronto, and has now landed a 10-episode first-season order from the U.S. cable network.

An FX spokeswoman on Wednesday confirmed to Playback that the Lorne Michaels executive-produced comedy would be shot in Toronto.

The Baruchel-starring comedy is an adaptation of Simon Rich’s book The Last Girlfriend on Earth, and is set for a 2015 premiere.

Despite on-going talks between FX and Rogers Media, which operates FX and FXX channels in Canada, to collaborate on possible Canadian-originated  series down the road, the U.S. network considers Man Seeking Woman as an American half-hour show being shot in Canada.

FX earlier shot its Fargo TV adaptation in Alberta, and The Strain from Guillermo del Toro in Toronto at Cinespace Studios.