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He’s Not the Last Man on Earth Anymore and the Show Needs to Act Like It

I have watched every episode of The Last Man on Earth, and I could not tell you why Melissa Shart (January Jones) is so, so angry at Phil Miller. This is a problem, but mostly because I can’t know if this is because she’s the most poorly drawn character on the show, or the only one who behaves like a real, complex human being.

The Last Man on Earth stopped being that some time ago. By the end of the first episode our Last Man, Phil Miller (Will Forte), was joined by a Last Woman, Carol Pilbasion (Kristen Schaal). The pair have since been joined by other characters, starting with [...]

Will Forte Sings a Heartbreaking Ode to His Beard on 'The Tonight Show'

Here's a clip from Will Forte's visit to Friday's Tonight Show, where he paid tribute to the glorious beard he grew for his new Fox show The Last Man on Earth through song. Hopefully Forte's mother turns his "trusted hair friend" into a timeless work of art he can appreciate for years to come.

Will Forte Is Very Proud of His Beard-Growing Skills

Ahead of the premiere of his new Fox show this Sunday, Will Forte stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday to talk about the impressive beard he grew for the role in six months. Watch another clip from Forte's interview below, in which he gets to meet one of his current TV idols:

Kristen Schaal, January Jones, and More Join Will Forte's 'Last Man on Earth'

Will Forte's upcoming Fox comedy just added four cast members. THR reports that January Jones, Kristen Schaal, Cleopatra Coleman, and Getting On's Mel Rodriguez have joined the cast of The Last Man on Earth, which premieres in March 2015. Jones will play Melissa, who has "a 'strong independent spirit' and a mixture of 'warmth, strength, and a no-nonsense attitude'" while Rodriguez will play "optimist" Todd and Coleman/Schaal will play characters named Erica and Carol. The Last Man on Earth will include flashback scenes, so it's unclear whether the supporting cast will appear in Forte's post-apocalyptic world or only through his memories.

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.

Fox Renews Will Forte's 'Last Man on Earth' for a Second Season

Great news, Forte fans: The Last Man on Earth has survived its first season and just landed a renewal from Fox. THR reports that the network has ordered another 13-episode season of the Chris Miller and Phil Lord-directed series starring Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones, and Mel Rodriguez. "We knew we had something special with The Last Man on Earth," Fox exec David Madden said in a statement. "It’s one of those rare shows that continues to add depth and dimension to its unique premise, week after week. We are so thrilled that this incredibly bold, original and inventive series has been embraced by both fans and critics, [...]

Talking with Will Forte About 'The Last Man on Earth,' 'Clone High,' and the 'MacGruber' Sequel

From his eight years on SNL to his roles on 30 Rock, Tim and Eric, and cult hit MacGruber, Will Forte has been one of comedy's most lovable bastions of gutsy weirdness of the past decade, and now he finally has a show all his own. The Last Man on Earth premiered last Sunday on Fox, and it centers on Forte and fellow 30 Rock alum Kristen Schaal as a pair of lonely, desperate apocalypse survivors who aren't exactly relieved to discover each other's existence. I recently spoke with Forte about developing his own show, what he's learned from working with co-creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and whether [...]

Check Out a New Promo for Will Forte's Fox Show 'The Last Man on Earth'

With the premiere of Will Forte's new comedy The Last Man on Earth just around the corner, Forte took to Twitter earlier today to share a brand new unaired promo. It's only 20 seconds long, but considering it's Forte's character lounging in a giant margarita, it's still worth the watch.

Will Forte's 'Last Man on Earth' Premieres on Fox March 1st

Fox announced a new round of TV premiere dates yesterday, and on the slate is SNL alum Will Forte's one-man comedy The Last Man on Earth. Forte created and stars in the show, which is produced by 22 Jump Street and Lego Movie duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The Last Man on Earth will debut on Sunday, March 1st at 9:00pm with a special one-hour premiere, when Bob's Burgers will move back to its regular 7:30pm time slot. Freshman sitcom Mulaney recently switched time slots with Bob's Burgers, but its shortened 13-episode season will finish prior to the premiere of Forte's show.

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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.

Will Forte Makes His Glorious Return to 'Conan' as Ted Turner

Will Forte was a guest on last night's Conan, which meant that TBS founder Ted Turner was due to show up for another visit with his "orange seahorse" employee. Turner was visibly upset with O'Brien's recent trip to Cuba and accused him of turning what was once a wholesome company into a shameful outlet for Commie stoners. Watch some clips from Forte's interview below:

Will Forte Shares More "Second Chance Theatre" Ideas on 'Late Night'

Will Forte paid a visit to his old friend Seth Meyers last night, and the two looked back at some of Forte's cut SNL sketches — including a metal detector sketch called "Finders Keepers" and a very meta "Falconer" sketch with Rainn Wilson — to possibly revisit in an upcoming "Second Chance Theatre" segment. Meyers also played a brief clip of Forte giving a speech as his white supremacist character Hamilton at Meyers' wedding rehearsal dinner, which you can check out below:

Will Forte Reunites with Wally the 'SNL' Cue Card Guy

Here's a sneak peek from Esquire Network's new series Car Matchmaker, in which comedian and former Seinfeld writer Spike Feresten uses his automobile knowledge to pair guests up with the perfect car. In tonight's hourlong episode, Ferensten's guest is his brother Wally — better known as SNL's cue card guy — who gets briefly kidnapped by a bearded Will Forte in a MacGruber-style Miata. Click through for another sneak peek with Jerry Seinfeld, then catch the rest of the episode tomorrow night at 9:00pm.

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.