Last Man on Earth Renewed at Fox

Apocalypse, whew.

After sweating it out on the bubble for months, Will Forte’s modestly rated End of Days comedy Last Man on Earth has been renewed for a fourth season at Fox, TVLine has confirmed.

The pickup ensures that Last Man will not end its run on a cliffhanger, or as Forte called it, “The worst last episode of a show ever.” Quick refresh: Last Sunday’s Season 3 finale concluded with Kristen Wiig’s Pamela showing up amid a nuclear meltdown and whacking gun-toting lunatic Pat (Mark Boone Junior).

Forte foreshadowed the Season 4 renewal in an interview last week, telling TVLine, “The latest is that there might be some hope. I was feeling kind of pessimistic a few weeks ago and now I feel like, ‘Oh, we might have a shot.’ I got together with [Fox CEOs] Dana [Walden] and Gary [Newman] and told them what we wanted to do in Season 4; we had a really nice lunch. I understand the position that they’re in. We have [unspectacular] ratings. I think they like the show creatively, but they have to run a business. So I just told them how I thought we could improve the show for us on the creative level.”

Forte cheered the news on social media late Wednesday:

With Last Man in the safe column, all eyes will be on fellow Fox bubble comedies New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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