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Phil Miller continues to live in Tucson, Arizona.

Episode Title: The Do-Over
Airs: 2015-4-12 at 09:00 pm
  • Tim Goodman

    Watching Fox’s wonderfully creative and ridiculously entertaining new series, The Last Man On Earth, you can’t help but laugh (it’s a comedy--duh), but also be truly and utterly impressed.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Dan Fienberg

    The second time I watched The Last Man on Earth, I laughed a lot, but I found myself taken by the way that the stillness in the landscape and the stillness in one side of Forte's performance also accentuate a sadness and humanity. Forte's line readings make the most of every word, but he pulls mirth and misery in the same breath.

    Hitfix Full Review
  • Vicki Hyman

    Even though the show moves confidently and hilariously in a new direction in the second episode, at the same time it feels like the first half of a very smart, sharply edited feature film, not a sitcom with weekly obligations.

    Newark Star-Ledger Full Review
  • Jeff Jensen

    If Team Forte can sustain the ingenuity, surprises, and craftsmanship, The Last Man on Earth, a profoundly funny comedy about the least funny of things--loneliness--might live long and prosper.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Todd VanDerWerff

    It's the most unusual new comedy of the year, and it's also one of the best. Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    There may even be a few cheers for the audacity, inventiveness and achievement of Will Forte (Saturday Night Live), who created and stars in the show and has filled it with a warm, goofy spirit that always feels oddly appropriate to the subject matter.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Cody Ray Shafer

    There is an interesting dynamic of a cast so compact in a setting so large. They literally have the entire world at their disposal.

    Under The Radar Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    This is a concept that so far doesn’t lack for execution. Last Man On Earth has no chance at all to be a blockbuster in league with Fox’s new Empire. But it’s another distinctive example of what the Big Four broadcast networks should dare and do.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Tirdad Derakhshani

    The Last Man on Earth is a rare creature--a sitcom that's actually funny.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Anna Silman

    The whole endeavor could easily burn itself out, but judging by the first three episodes--which never felt stale and constantly kept me guessing--Fox might just have a winner on its hands.

    Salon Full Review
  • Margaret Lyons

    For a show that shouldn't really work at all, Last Man works pretty well. A lot of that is Forte, who makes Phil kind of dumpy and sad and gross, but also clever and resilient.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    A charming and intelligent sendup of pop culture’s obsession with the end of everything.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • James Poniewozik

    There is no roadmap for this kind of show, and it could easily fall apart quickly. But I will say this for The Last Man on Earth: it does not seem like the sort of thing that would be a primetime network sitcom. And that’s precisely why it should be one.

    Time Full Review
  • Matthew Gilbert

    Like the epic Jenga tower that Phil is constructing, the show is really quite impressive, but it could all fall down just a little too easily.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    The first half-hour is all setup, and while entertaining in its own way, with just one character, it's insular and unlike anything else on TV, which is always a tough sell for viewers conditioned to expect more of the same. The second episode gives Phil a much-needed sparring partner, which is funnier than the gags during his solitary existence.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Willa Paskin

    Last Man on Earth is well-made, polished, odd, surprisingly funny.

    Slate Full Review
  • Gail Pennington

    Is there enough plot on which to build an ongoing series, or just a fun movie? The fact that it’s different and ambitious, though, already makes Last Man more interesting than many new shows.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Molly Eichel

    Forte can certainly handle the darkness, the lack of contact weighing down his heavily bearded face, but his attempts to compensate for that lack of connection make for some strange turns of events.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    I’m not completely sold on The Last Man On Earth as an ongoing enterprise, and I wonder how long audiences are going to stick with it. At the same time, I admire Last Man’s spirit of adventurousness, and hope the show can make good on what is a far bigger conceptual challenge than most sitcoms ever attempt.

    Yahoo TV Full Review
  • Robert Lloyd

    There are times when it rubbed me a little the wrong way, but I suspect that might be intentional, part of the longer game. Phil is a hero who needs work. Forte projects an innate normality, an averageness and equanimity, that keeps his characters companionable, even at their most extravagant, astringent or abnormal.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Mike Hale

    The Last Man on Earth is well made, meticulous in its comic details and pleasantly acted by Mr. Forte and Ms. Schaal, but you may wish that it really had been about the last man on earth.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Ellen Gray

    It may seem like an "SNL" sketch that's gone on too long, but give it time. The Last Man on Earth could be The One.

    Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    The premise calls for a level of creativity from the producers (Forte is joined by directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord of “The Lego Movie”) that these episodes don’t consistently deliver. That’s not to say “I wouldn’t watch him if he were the last man on Earth.” But like the fate of humanity within the series, while the future certainly isn’t hopeless, neither does it look particularly bright.

    Variety Full Review
  • Josh Bell

    The humor in Last Man is often more disturbing than laugh-out-loud funny, and some of it can be off-putting. But the show is more ambitious than any other current network comedy, and in just two episodes it pushes forward in bold, even reckless ways.

    Las Vegas Weekly Full Review
  • Brian Tallerico

    The Last Man on Earth has a unique, committed comic sensibility. But the pacing of the first hour is a little slack, as Forte returns to the same comic well a few too many times before an inevitable twist gives the second half a different energy. Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    Forte does seem to be having a good, slovenly time, but after a while, the whole affair starts to feel a bit wanton and self-indulgent.

    Newsday Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    The show itself is slight, the conceit perhaps worthy of an extended sketch, but after two episodes, it begins to feel stretched.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Jeff Korbelik

    The pilot's humor is juvenile, including a bunch of toilet references, although I did laugh at the baby pool turned into a large margarita. Things pick up in episode two, but not by much.

    The Lincoln Journal Star Full Review
  • Maureen Ryan

    There's no getting around it: There are just big problems in the execution of this engaging premise, and I doubt I'll be able to get beyond what I've already seen, given how regularly the show turned me off in the early going.

    The Huffington Post Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    Forte himself isn't bad, it should be added. But like the human race when it seems to be down to a single person, the show doesn't feel like it has much of a future.

    New York Daily News Full Review