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

"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.

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  1. Riana says:

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

    • Will says:

      Well they’re not participating in pilot season anymore remember? So in theory their development should be an on-going thing.

  2. Mark says:

    Sounds cool…with another actor. Don’t care for Will Forte. Find him grating, not funny.

  3. Eric says:

    Forte is awesome. Lord/Miller are awesome. Plot (or what we know so far) has the potential to be awesome. This looks awesome.

  4. Joey says:

    Happy Will return to TV. It’s great Fox now have two SNL alums on their network.

  5. isee says:

    So, this is Y: The Last Man, the sitcom?

  6. erin says:

    Will Forte and Lord/Miller teaming up again?!? I can’t wait. I just want at least one Clone High reference.