It looks like season four is the last that we’ll see of The Last Man on Earth. This week, FOX cancelled the low-rated Sunday night comedy so there won’t be a fifth season.
A FOX post-apocalyptic comedy, The Last Man on Earth stars Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones, Mel Rodriguez, Mary Steenburgen, and Cleopatra Coleman. After a deadly virus devastates the planet, Phil Tandy Miller (Forte) believes he’s the last human alive. Eventually, he finds other survivors and alternates between misery and elation. In season four, to avoid nuclear fallout, the survivors set sail for Mexico, even though none of them know how to pilot the boat. They also have to squeeze in two new passengers, Pamela (Kristen Wiig) and her dog, Jeremy.
The Last Man on Earth: A Look at the Ratings
For comparison, season three averaged a 0.89 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.12 million viewers. The series could have easily been cancelled a few times over the years due to low ratings. It appears that this time, the numbers just sank too low for FOX. The defacto series finale aired on May 6th.
Jones broke the news on Instagram and thanked the cast and crew and fans for their support.
Creator/star Forte is out of the country but thanked fans in this (hopeful) post from four days ago.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Last Man on Earth? Would you have watched season five of this FOX comedy?