It looks like Phil Miller and The Last Man on Earth TV show are both survivors. FOX is sticking with the Sunday night sitcom and has renewed it for a third season to air as part of the 2016-17 season.
The Last Man on Earth begins in 2020 — a year after a deadly virus has swept the plant. A resident of Tucson, Phil (Will Forte) believes he’s the last human alive but soon discovers he’s not alone. The rest of the cast includes Kristen Schaal, January Jones, Mel Rodriguez, and Cleopatra Coleman.
The first season averaged a 1.63 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.99 million viewers. In season two, the numbers have dropped by about 25% and is currently averaging a 1.24 in the demo with 2.96 million. Still, it’s performing better than some of the other Sunday night comedies.
FOX also renewed Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a fourth season today. In a statement about both shows, the network’s entertainment president, David Madden, said, “We’re so proud of these comedies. Each has its own unique voice, but they both boast terrific ensembles with stand-out characters and, of course, phenomenal writing, which are the hallmarks of all great comedies… We’d like to thank the executive producers, casts and crews of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Last Man on Earth for their tremendous work this season, and look forward to what’s in store next year.”
A new installment of The Last Man on Earth will air on April 3rd.
What do you think? Do you like The Last Man on Earth TV show? Do you think that it should have been renewed or cancelled instead?