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Rob Lowe, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Forte Are '80s Chic in the 'Moonbeam City' Trailer

Back in January, Comedy Central announced that they had picked up Moonbeam City, an animated Miami Vice-style parody from Funny or Die and Conan writer Scott Gairdner, and the first trailer is now online. Starring Rob Lowe, Elizabeth Banks, Will Forte, and Kate Mara as a team of undercover cops with wonderfully tacky names, Moonbeam City looks like the perfect show for Lisa Frank fans and gritty cop drama fans alike and is slated to premiere in spring 2015.

Will Forte Gets Patriotic in the Trailer for His New Fox Show 'The Last Man on Earth'

There are lots of new shows debuting on the major networks this fall, but none look as delightfully strange and different as Fox's midseason selection The Last Man on Earth, which is produced by 22 Jump Street and The Lego Movie duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller and stars SNL's Will Forte as the planet's seemingly only man on a quest to find another human.

Fox Orders 'Last Man on Earth', Created by and Starring Will Forte, to Series

Fox has given a series order to Last Man on Earth, a single-camera comedy created by and starring Will Forte, the network announced today. The show follows two strangers after the apocalypse who must put aside their differences to ensure the survival of the human race.

Last Man on Earth is being executive produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who are also directing the pilot episode and had a big hit this weekend with their latest film, The Lego Movie. Lord and Miller first worked with Forte on their cult hit 2002 MTV animated comedy Clone High, and they have since used him as a voice actor in [...]

Kristen Wiig Is In for the 'MacGruber' Sequel

The idea of a sequel to Will Forte's cult hit SNL spinoff film MacGruber is definitely a hypothetical thing at this point, but his co-star Kristen Wiig said in a recent interview that she's interested in reprising her role for MacGruber 2, if it ever gets off the ground. Talking to Collider to promote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Wiig says she's "hoping" the movie gets made and "Last I heard, they're working on a script, so I'm in … I loved making that movie."

Will Forte has been talking about making a sequel for a while now and told us recently that he's yet to get started [...]

Will Forte's Ted Turner Vows Revenge on Will Forte

Will Forte was on Conan last night, so naturally we were treated to an appearance by his buffalo-riding Ted Turner, which is always a delight. Ted has it out for Forte, whose offensive impression of him is only softened by his rugged good looks.

Will Forte to Voice the Owner of King Toot’s Music Store on 'The Simpsons'

Will Forte is set to make his Simpsons debut this fall. TV Line reports that the SNL alum has been cast to voice the never-before-seen owner of King Toot's Music Store and neighbor to Moe's Tavern. Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman revealed the news at last night's Critics Choice Television Awards and mentioned that Moe and the man behind King Toot's have a tense relationship: "Do they get along? I don't think so." Forte's episode will air sometime in November, and his new show The Last Man on Earth is also slated to premiere on Fox midseason.

'Late Night's "Second Chance Theater" to Finally Debut May 13th with Will Forte

For the past couple of months, Seth Meyers and Late Night have been promising a new segment called "Second Chance Theater," in which current and former SNL cast members get a chance to perform their favorite cut characters and sketches from the show. Will Forte, Taran Killam, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, and Kristen Wiig have all agreed to return to Late Night to take part in the new segment, and according to an update on Late Night's Twitter last night, it's finally scheduled to debut next Tuesday, May 13th with Will Forte as his long lost character Jenjamin Franklin. Here's what Forte told us about Jenjamin [...]

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Are Down for a 'Clone High' Movie

When Will Forte fielded Reddit AMA questions back in December, he addressed the idea of a reunion of the short-lived animated MTV series Clone High, saying "I hope one day we'll get another crack at Clone High so we can answer these unresolved questions. I loved that show and thought it ended too soon!" Now, Clone High co-creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller have added to that sentiment in a recent interview with Grantland:

Would you ever consider doing a [Clone High] movie?

Lord: We’ve been talking about it a little bit. We would just have to convince Viacom that it was worth reopening that world.

Miller: [...]

Highlights from Will Forte's Reddit AMA

Will Forte dropped by Reddit on Friday for an AMA to promote his new film Nebraska, and he answered plenty of interesting questions about SNL, the MacGruber sequel, Tim and Eric, Clone High, and more. Here are some of Forte's best responses from the thread, from the names of the Jon Bovi guys to his advice for aspiring comedic writers.

On his SNL audition:

I did Tim Calhoun, a speed reader, a prison guard that yelled at people and another thing I used to do at the Groundlings Theater (perhaps my favorite sketch I've ever done) called the Gold Man — I'm one of those Gold Men on [...]

Will Forte Pitched Jimmy Fallon a New 'Tonight Show' Theme Song

Will Forte was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, and before he joined Jimmy on the couch, he pitched a potential new theme song for Jimmy Fallon's version of The Tonight Show, which will air live from North Korea once a year and be only two minutes long. Below, check out the rest of Will's interview, where he talks about his new film Nebraska and even gets to do a little more singing.

Watch the Premiere of 'Late Night's "Second Chance Theatre" with Will Forte as Jenjamin Franklin

Late Night with Seth Meyers finally premiered its "Second Chance Theatre" segment last night, featuring Will Forte as his long lost SNL character Jenjamin Franklin with Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen, and Vanessa Bayer there to round out the sketch. Between the unsettling voice, long skirt, and beard, Jenjamin is certainly as weird as Forte has described her, if not way more.

Check Out Scott Thompson's Short Film 'The Immigrant' with Dave Foley, Michael Cera, Margaret Cho, and Will Forte

If the two Buddy Cole Colbert Report segments weren't enough Scott Thompson goodness for you this week, here's a new short he wrote and stars in called The Immigrant about a Canadian comedian named Bob London who gets deported then tries to smuggle himself back to Hollywood via the US/Mexico border. Dave Foley plays Thompson's former cult comedy show cast mate Tim Terry, and Michael Cera, Margaret Cho, and Will Forte play themselves in the short, which includes plenty of heavy-handed references to Thompson's glory days on The Kids in the Hall. Thompson also made two other shorts 4 Pounds and 52, which you can watch below:

'Kroll Show' Season 2: Good TV Making Fun of Bad TV

The second season of Kroll Show premieres tonight on Comedy Central, and by the looks of things, Nick Kroll has no intention of changing course. When the first season debuted a year ago, the series appeared to be a showcase of Kroll's larger-than-life characters, like Bobby Bottleservice, who at that point had already been pushing his roofie necklace on us in online videos for months. Indeed, his characters were the centerpiece of the show, but rather than growing thin throughout the eight-episode season, they delivered the goods. That's because Kroll's characters don't exist for their own sakes — they're vehicles for the show's bigger target: reality television and the [...]

Talking to Will Forte About 'Nebraska', 'MacGruber 2', and Never-Aired 'SNL' Sketches

Will Forte is a busy man. Upon leaving SNL in 2010, he starred in MacGruber, a film that received mixed reviews but is nonetheless considered a cult classic in many circles. He has also played recurring roles in numerous shows, among them the buffalo-straddling Ted Turner on Conan, the cross-dressing Paul L'Astnamé on 30 Rock (for which he was nominated for an Emmy), and voicing various characters on The Cleveland Show. His most recent project has been Nebraska, a celebrated indie comedy directed by Alexander Payne, in which he plays David Grant, a man who escorts his elderly father (played by Bruce Dern) on a road trip to claim [...]