“The Last Man on Earth” is a comedy about the life and adventures of Tandy Miller (Will Forte), an average guy who inadvertently became humanity’s last hope. After a deadly virus swept the planet in 2020, only one man was left on earth: Tandy Miller. Tandy searched the country in his RV for other survivors, only to return to his hometown of Tucson, realizing that he was almost certainly the last living being on the face of the earth. Slowly, a handful of other survivors found their way to Phil, including his now-wife, Carol Pilbasian (Kristen Schaal), a gratingly optimistic, grammar-loving woman with a goal of repopulating the earth.
After Carol, came Melissa Chartres (January Jones), who suffers no fools; the lovable and cheerful Todd (Mel Rodriguez); charming southerner and wino Gail (Mary Steenburgen); Aussie Erica (Cleopatra Coleman); and, finally, a strapping, second Phil Miller (Boris Kodjoe), who tragically died of a botched appendectomy in season two. The group relocated to Malibu, where Mike Miller (Jason Sudeikis), Tandy’s astronaut brother, finally found them, after spending years alone in outer space. In the last episode, Mike was sequestered from the group when he showed signs of having the virus, and Malibu appeared to be under siege as unknown, seemingly hostile survivors approached the beach.
Will Forte recently was nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Kristen Wiig guest stars on the spring return episode, "Got Milk?"