Hulu has acquired streaming rights to the past episodes of The Last Man On Earth. Combined with its current day-after-air streaming right to the series, Hulu now has the exclusive SVOD rights to the entire series as of today. For further details follow the jump.
In its second season premiere, The Last Man on Earth (Sundays, 9:30/8:30C) wastes no name in establishing its unique position as FOX’s oddest series.
Following Phil’s banishment from Tucson, he and Carol take up residence in a rather famous abode in Washington, DC and use a stealth bomber to go shopping. If anything signals to the show’s audience that it’s going continue not being a standard sitcom, that would certainly do it.
After a brief appearance on The Last Man On Earth as Phil Miller’s astronaut brother – who has been stranded in space since that virus reduced the planet’s population to a handful of people – Jason sueikis will guest star on the series during its second season.
When Last Man On Earth opens season two – on Sunday, September 27th (9:30/8:30C) – Phil (Will Forte), Carol (Kristen Schaal) and ‘their legion of loyal sports balls’ are forced to strike out on their own after being banned from Tuscon.
As part of FOX Fanfare 2015, the network has scheduled world premiere screenings of Scream Queens, Minority Report and Lucifer; Last Man on Earth’s SDCC debut; a ‘raucous Seth MacFarlane panel that will include new series Bordertown; giveaways (collectible posters, 2015 Poster Tubes), plus X Marks The Spot! and much, much more.
There have been any number of ‘last man on Earth’ movies and I’m sure the idea has been seen on TV before – but I don’t recall the idea ever being used as basis for a comedy. FOX’s The Last Man on Earth (Sundays, 9/8C) takes the idea and really runs with it.
FOX has set the dates for its winter premieres for new scripted shows Backstrom (January 22nd), The Last Man On Earth (March 1st) and Weird Loners (March 31st) – and unscripted World’s Funniest Fails (working title) (January 16th).
Returning scripted shows include Glee’s final 13-episode season (two-hour premiere on January 9th), The following (two-hour premiere on March 2n) and Bones (March 26th). Unscripted returnees include Masterchef Junior (January 6th) and Hell’s Kitchen (March 3rd).
For a complete schedule for new and returning FOX shows (day/date/time), follow the jump.