FOX has finally set the premiere date for its newest comedy series “The Last Man on Earth.” The show will debut in the network’s midseason slate this March. Find out more about this update below.
The Will Forte-starrer, “The Last Man on Earth,” will be launching with two episodes on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on FOX, before it will settle in its 9:30 p.m. timeslot the following week. The announcement came as the network released its midseason schedule as published on IGN.
First announced as in a development in February, “The Last Man on Earth,” follows Phil Miller, who is apparently the only surviving person in the year 2022 following a worldwide catastrophe. The show is written and produced by Forte himself, with Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Seth Cohen as executive producers.
In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, the comedian said that it was weird pitching the concept of the show to FOX, but the network has been supportive with embracing the series.
“Trying to figure out how to tell a story with one person has been an incredible challenge, but also a really exciting challenge. Figuring out how to do it all has been really, really fun. We’re really proud of what has come out of it so far,” said Forte to Entertainment Weekly.
The actor noted that FOX may be kind of nervous with the show because the pilot episode is mostly filled with visuals as there is only one character. There were also some scenes that made the character so isolated and alone. However, Forte clarified that despite the premise, the show is still essentially a comedy.
“About once a week I get to do something that seems like it’d be amazingly fun to do: shoot a flame thrower at a bunch of wigs, have a steamroller steamroll over a case of beer. Just dumb stuff like that, which pretty much is all it takes to make me happy,” added Forte.
The show has been kept hush-hush all this time, with only a teaser released by FOX during the upfronts last summer. You can watch the teaser in our previous report.
Catch “The Last Man on Earth” when it premieres on FOX on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. We will be bringing you the updates, recaps and spoilers to the series only here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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