Fox cancels The Mick, Last Man On Earth, and, holy shit, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The “pre-upfronts cancellation spree” has become a staple of the TV industry in recent years, as networks clean weaker performers off their slates in advance of selling the hot new season to advertisers and journalists alike. Still, there’s bloodbaths, and then there’s bloodbaths, and Fox indulged in one of the…

The Last Man On Earth spins its wheels, but at least Jeremiah was a bullfrog

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There’s no other way to say it: “You’re All Going to Diet” is a wheel-spinning episode of The Last Man On Earth, a frustrating 22-minute pit stop that allows the gang a few more days to hang out in Malibu before inevitably deciding to leave their home. It’s overwhelmingly obvious where the episode is headed as soon as…

Read This: The inside story of SNL’s insane, baffling “Potato Chip” sketch

It is a long-standing tradition on Saturday Night Live to allow the last sketch of the evening, the one that airs just before the goodbye waves, to be bizarre and conceptual and even off-putting in a way that the rest of the show isn’t. In his SNL reviews, Dennis Perkins files these under the heading “What the hell is…

Room’s Jacob Tremblay to play a young Will Forte on Last Man On Earth

Fox’s The Last Man On Earth has been slowly giving out hints about what Phil Miller and his survivor friends were like before that virus wiped out the rest of humanity, like the first season’s last-second reveal that Phil has a brother. Now, it sounds like the show will be dropping that subtlety in favor of an actual…

Kristen Schaal and Will Forte were like two kids when they visited a dildo factory

Fame really does have its perks, even if those perks are ones that many people would consider icky, off-putting, and wholly inappropriate for dinner party conversation. When, for instance, The Last Man On Earth and Bob’s Burgers star Kristen Schaal casually mentioned on Conan that Last Man was shot next door to a…

Phil and Carol mend relationships in a bacon-filled The Last Man On Earth

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Like “C To The T,” this week’s The Last Man On Earth focuses on Phil and Carol regaining the trust of other group members. For Phil, it means getting back into Todd’s good graces with the (fake) threat of blackmail, a shared secret, and then a sacrifice. For Carol, it’s means making good with Erica who blames her for…

I can’t hardly wait: 76 of our most anticipated entertainments of 2015, part 1

The short-run musical comedy series Galavant tells the fantastical tale of a knight who falls from grace after his storybook happy ending goes awry. The series features Timothy Omundson—such a reliable comedic presence on Psych—as its villain, the dastardly King Richard, alongside lesser-known heroes. The premise is…