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Is Will Forte's 'The Last Man on Earth' The Best New Comedy of 2015?

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We heard about Fox's The Last Man on Earth early last year and even in its earliest incarnations it sounded like a reasonably good idea. Off the back of his excellent performance in Nebraska, Will Forte signed on to play Phil Miller, the last human on earth in the year 2022.

The Last Man on EarthWill Forte heads up Fox's new series The Last Man on Earth

The show, which premieres on Sunday (March 1), sees Miller searching the entire United States for any signs of other living humans after an unknown event appears to have wiped out the population of work.

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Will Forte - Photographs of a variety of stars as they attended the 2015 FOX Winter Television Critics Association All-Star Party which was held at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 17th January 2015

Mad Men's January Jones Signs on For Comedy Series 'Last Man on Earth'

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Mad Men actress January Jones has joined Will Forte's single-camer comedy series Last Man On Earth, at Fox. Jones will appear opposite star and creator Forte, as well as Mel Rodriguez, Kristen Schaal an Cleopatrea Coleman in the straight-to-series project.

January JonesJanuary Jones will play a beautiful, intellient and athletic 'girl next door' type on 'The Last Man on Earth'

Last Man on Earth chronicles the life of an average guy (Forte) who discovers what life is like when nobody is telling you what you can, and cannot do. Oh, and he also happens to be humanity's last hope.

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Life of Crime Review

Although the plot itself is nothing special, this kidnapping comedy keeps the audience entertained by filling every scene with outrageous characters and twisty interaction. Based on an Elmore Leonard book, this free-wheeling movie is such a tangle of colourful people and riotous 1980s hairstyles that it can't help but be enjoyable. Especially once we realise that the story isn't the most important thing.

It's set in 1984 Detroit, where trophy wife Mickey (Jennifer Aniston) has finally had it with her chilly husband Frank (Tim Robbins). As she's thinking about taking their son (Charlie Tahan) and leaving, he's holed up in the Bahamas with his mistress Melanie (Isla Fisher) while preparing to serve Mickey with divorce papers. Just then, low-life criminals Louis and Ordell (John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def), kidnap Mickey and demand a $1 million ransom. Of course, Frank thinks his problem is solved until he realises that they also know about his dodgy business dealings. And things are further complicated by Louis and Ordell's Nazi-loving sidekick (Mark Boone Junior) and an amorous dork (Will Forte) who's in love with Mickey.

As the chaos escalates, writer-director Daniel Schechter keeps the focus tightly on the offbeat characters rather than the gyrations of the narrative. This makes it easy to identify with everyone on-screen, particularly Aniston and Hawkes, who have the most complex roles. They're the only people who have either emotional shadings or a story arc to travel, so watching them become increasingly aware of the opportunities around them is a lot of fun. Everyone else is here to get laughs, and it's amusing to see each of them reveal things about themselves that add to the mayhem, from Fisher's surprisingly savvy bombshell to Bey's womanising prowess. And of course each character approaches the various moral dilemmas from a distinct angle.

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Picture - Will Forte - Premiere of... Los Angeles California United States, Wednesday 27th August 2014

Will Forte - Premiere of 'Life of Crime' held at ArcLight Hollywood Theaters - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 27th August 2014

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