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Will Forte to star in new Fox comedy 'Last Man on Earth'

Will Forte to star in new Fox comedy 'Last Man on Earth'
Will Forte, left, and Bruce Dern at the 13th annual AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards Gala in Beverly Hills. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images)

Former "Saturday Night Live" performer Will Forte will star in the title role of a new Fox comedy "Last Man on Earth" that will premiere during the middle of the next broadcast season.

Forte, who has earned positive notices for his supporting role in the film "Nebraska" created the series, and will be one of the executive producers, along with Phil Lord & Chris Miller, who will also direct the pilot.

The show is expected to go into production this summer.

The actor-comedian is also known for his "McGruber character," an inept weapons expert he played on "Saturday Night Live."

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