January Jones, Kristen Schaal Join Fox's Will Forte Comedy Last Man on Earth

The Last Man on Earth Cast January Jones

The Last Man on Earth is getting some company.

Mad Men‘s January Jones and 30 Rock‘s Kristen Schaal have landed significant roles in Fox’s forthcoming comedy, which stars Saturday Night Live vet Will Forte as humanity’s last hope.

Also joining the cast of the single-camera comedy are Mel Rodriguez (Enlisted) and Aussie actress Cleopatra Coleman (Step Up Revolution).

A Fox spokesperson declined to comment on the castings.

Given Last Man‘s premise, it’s unclear how the quartet will figure into the show, although we’re told that portions of the story will be told in flashback.

Character descriptions were not made available, but character names were. Jones, in her first major comedic gig, will play Melissa, while Bob’s Burgers vet Schaal will portray Carol Pilbasian. Rodriguez and Coleman round out the cast as Todd and Erica, respectively.

Forte created the series and will serve as an EP alongside The Lego Movie‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and Drunk History‘s Seth Cohen.

Last Man bows with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 1 at 9/8c.

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  1. James says:

    Wait…Seth Cohen’s a real person???

  2. Tran says:

    Really hope Last Man on Earth is going to be 100% disaster for Fox.

  3. Eric says:

    I’ve got really high hopes for this show, considering Forte and Lord/Miller are involved. I can’t wait til it premieres. These new cast additions are great as well.

  4. an says:

    Hope it’s good. Looking forward to seeing her as someone other than Betty Draper.

  5. Like Dr. Phil But Awesome says:

    I know nothing about this show, but does the fact that it’s called “Last MAN on Planet Earth” point towards there still being women around?

    • Williwasnt says:

      I’m pretty sure when the show was initially announced there was mention of Will Forte meeting a woman, but then it was taken back or something. I guess to keep it a surprise. I’m hoping Jones turns out to be this woman, because I’ve been looking forward to it but I won’t be able to watch it if Schaal is the female lead.