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On the Set of MAN SEEKING WOMAN: Jay Baruchel, Eric André, and Dan Mirk Tease ‘Branzino’

March 4, 2015 by  
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MSW_108_00018_hires1MAN SEEKING WOMAN’s Josh jumps into another relationship in tonight’s new episode, “Branzino,” and he becomes convinced Rachel is “the one.” So, naturally, Josh takes her home for a unique “meet the parents” night.

“He introduces his new girlfriend to his mom,” MAN SEEKING WOMAN writer Dan Mirk told reporters on the series’ Toronto set. (Mirk wrote “Branzino.”) “And they have to go on [a talk show] called LATE NIGHT WITH MOM. It’s a late night talk show hosted by his mom.”

And after Rachel passes the family test, the new couple takes a drastic step: they become surgically conjoined.

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On the Set of MAN SEEKING WOMAN: The Cast and Creator Tease ‘Stain’

February 25, 2015 by  
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MSW_107_00064_hires1In tonight’s brand new episode of MAN SEEKING WOMAN, Josh and Mike head to a destination wedding…in Hell.

But before the duo can get there, Josh — in a funk from his hookup with his ex, Maggie, being a one-time thing — is encouraged by his sister, Liz, to come out for a night of dancing with her and her boyfriend. But, with this being MAN SEEKING WOMAN, the “dancing” isn’t what you might expect.

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MAN SEEKING WOMAN: Jay Baruchel on Grounding the ‘Cartoon Come to Life’

February 4, 2015 by  
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MAN SEEKING WOMAN - Key ArtThe new FXX comedy MAN SEEKING WOMAN has put Jay Baruchel’s Josh through a lot in the first few episodes — an ex who went on to date Hitler, a lost penis, a government task force that assists in sending text messages to women — but for the actor, he had the luxury of knowing where his character was going from the start.

“[The writers] been really good enough to walk me through all of it,” Baruchel told reporters on the show’s Toronto set. “I knew when we started where [Josh is] going to end up at the end of the year, and where we have to go if we get to do more of them [in season 2].”

“Part of what makes the show so genius and why we can get away with the crazy stuff we do is it’s all grounded in experience we’ve all gone through at some point,” he continued. “For every episode, I have a very specific frame of reference: I haven’t been electrocuted or covered in semen in real-life, but I’ve certainly been through the minefield that is dating in your 20s. We always want to make sure the audience has something to connect to.”

And while the out-there circumstances of the show are grounded in realistic situations, Baruchel acknowledged that trying to explain what the comedy is doing can be quite difficult.

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