Fox Renews ‘Last Man on Earth’ and Gotham’

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Fox has renewed “The Last Man on Earth” and “Gotham” for the 2017-2018 season, Variety has learned. Both shows will head into their fourth seasons.

Will Forte’s “Last Man on Earth” is a half-hour comedy about the life and adventures of the last man on earth, played by the “Saturday Night Live” alum. Forte created the series and serves as executive producer, star and writer.

Along with Forte, other executive producers are Christopher Miller, Phil Lord, Seth Cohen, Andrew Bobrow and Erik Durbin. The cast is rounded out by Kristen Schaal, January Jones, Mel Rodriguez, Mary Steenburgen and Cleopatra Coleman. 20th Century Fox Television produces.

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This past weekend, before he got the news of the Season 4 renewal, Forte spoke with Variety at a photoshoot and joked that he used to think “SNL” would be his hardest job ever, until he moved onto “Last Man” where he juggles so many roles.

Fox has also renewed “Gotham,” which is based on the DC characters. Revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told, the crime procedural follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

Ben McKenzie stars with Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Morena Baccarin, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Jessica Lucas, Chris Chalk, Drew Powell, Maggie Geha, Benedict Samuel and Michael Chiklis. The show hails from Bruno Heller and executive producers Danny Cannon and John Stephens. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

Looking ahead at the 2017-2018 season, Fox has cancelled “Pitch,” “Rosewood” and “Sleepy Hollow.”

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  1. Bill B. says:

    I didn’t know The Last Man on Earth was still on. I watched this peculiar show the first season and part of the second season. Certainly an unusual Idea and I like Forte, but it became very annoying to me the way the other characters treated Forte’s. Yes, his character is an asshole, but if it wasn’t for him they would never be together and that was never acknowledged at least up to the point that I watched. I also just didn’t like some of the characters and it was becoming a one note idea that they were trying to stretch out for too long, so I just drifted away.

  2. Rena Moretti says:

    Shame on Newman and Walden, digging the US TV industry deeper into thew hole. :(

    What a sad joke to renew those massive flops.

  3. RealityCheck says:

    Congratulations GOTHAM. Great show with its roots firmly planted in the Batman mythology. Terrific cast & smart writing & production. Can’t wait to see more of Batman’s Rogues’ Gallery of villains.

  4. stang119 says:

    Last Man on Earth!!!!! Yay! Anything that keeps Mary Steenburgen on tv regularly is ok with me!!!!

  5. pretendernx01 says:

    I just hope they treat Gotham better next year. Not only is it out performing 24 Legacy in the 18-49 demo it’s total audience has been increasing each week since coming back from that long silly break.

    • JoeM says:

      Gotham is the best of the comic book hero shows currently airing. Great iterations of the Rogues gallery with strong character arcs. (And I loved the tip-of-the-hat to Tim Burton at the end of this week’s episode.) Happy to see the show continue!

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