Will Forte's comedy about life following an apocalypse-level event has come to an end. Last Man on Earth has officially shown its last episode on Earth, as Fox has canceled the show after four seasons.
The news (via Variety) is part of a gaggle of cancellations from the network, including Brooklyn 99 and The Mick. Forte served as writer, producer, and star of Last Man on Earth, working closely with director-producers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (who have been in the news lately, as the film that they were famously fired from, Solo: A Star Wars Story, is about to premiere).
Forte played the title character on Last Man, who very quickly found that he was not the last man at all. He was soon joined by a small gaggle of survivors played by Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords, Bob's Burgers), January Jones (Mad Men), Mel Rodriguez, Mary Steenburgen (Back to the Future Part III), and Cleopatra Coleman.
Jones mourned the ending of the show on her instagram today, which featured a photo of Forte in one of his character's more memorable looks:
Possibly the most frustrating thing about the show's cancellation is the fact that the fourth season ended with a cliffhanger. Now that the season finale has become a series finale, fans of the show will have no closure, and no idea of where the story would have gone next.
Tis the season for all kinds of television news, both good and bad. While some shows are getting massive pickups (Outlander, Rick and Morty), others, like Last Man on Earth, are being cut loose. There will plenty more digital carnage to come in the days ahead too, as more networks announce what shows will be moving forward, and which ones will not. Some genre favorites are on the bubble, and fans are taking to the internet in droves to save them — Timeless (NBC) and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) are two prime examples.
In any case, we'll just have to imagine what the true ending of Last Man On Earth would have been, or hope that it can find another home. Were you a fan of the show? Do you think it was cut down before it's time? Let us know in the comments.