FX Orders a Pilot Created by ‘SNL’s Simon Rich, Produced by Lorne Michaels
Former SNL writer Simon Rich has sold a half-hour comedy pilot to FX, with Lorne Michaels attached to produce via his company Broadway Video, Deadline reports. The pilot is called Man Seeking Women, and it’s based on Rich’s book, The Last Girlfriend on Earth. Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia) will be directing the pilot, which is described as a sweet, surreal look at dating in New York City. Rich, a former Harvard Lampoon editor, became one of the youngest-ever writers for Saturday Night Live when he was hired at age 23 in 2007. He spent four seasons there before transitioning into a writing job at Pixar. The Last Girlfriend on Earth is Rich’s fifth book, and it was released in January. If FX orders Men Seeking Women to series, it’ll make Simon Rich, at 28, one of the youngest TV creators ever and give young comedy writers another reason to feel inadequate when comparing themselves to him.