Scoop: Will Forte Comedy Last Man on Earth Ordered to Series at Fox

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"Nebraska" New York Special Screening - After PartyWill Forte‘s on a roll.

The Saturday Night Live alum, currently riding a wave of acclaim for his role in the Oscar nominated film Nebraska, received more good news from Fox on Wednesday: His comedy project Last Man on Earth has been ordered to series, TVLine has learned.

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Created by and starring Forte, the single-camera sitcom finds the comic actor playing — yep — the last man on Earth. (I’m guessing there’s more to the premise, but Fox is being super-secretive.)

The network is eyeing a Midseason 2015 launch for the series, which is being exec produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street), who will also direct the premiere.



Comments (12)

  • So they’re ordering it now, but not releasing it for a year? Couldn’t it wait until May then?

    Comment by Riana – February 12, 2014 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well they’re not participating in pilot season anymore remember? So in theory their development should be an on-going thing.

      Comment by Will – February 12, 2014 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds cool…with another actor. Don’t care for Will Forte. Find him grating, not funny.

    Comment by Mark – February 12, 2014 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re in the minority.

      Comment by Walter – February 13, 2014 02:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Forte is awesome. Lord/Miller are awesome. Plot (or what we know so far) has the potential to be awesome. This looks awesome.

    Comment by Eric – February 12, 2014 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank you Captain Awesome.

      Comment by Big Mike – February 12, 2014 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Come on Big Mike! There’s only one Captain Awesome, Eric is only private awesome.

        Comment by Jim – February 12, 2014 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • My real name is Dr. Devon Woodcomb, I just use Eric as an Internet pseudonym. I know — pretty awesome.

          Comment by Eric – February 12, 2014 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy Will return to TV. It’s great Fox now have two SNL alums on their network.

    Comment by Joey – February 12, 2014 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So, this is Y: The Last Man, the sitcom?

    Comment by isee – February 12, 2014 02:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wish there was a “like” button for your comment.

      Comment by Jellymoff – February 12, 2014 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Will Forte and Lord/Miller teaming up again?!? I can’t wait. I just want at least one Clone High reference.

    Comment by erin – February 12, 2014 07:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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