The Last Man on Earth is an American post-apocalyptic comedy television series created by and starring Will Forte. The pilot episode was directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
The show takes place in late 2020, a full year after a deadly virus sweeps Earth and leaves Phil Miller seemingly the only living human in the world. As he searches for others and paints signs stating he is alive in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona, he finds no one. Before attempting suicide, he discovers another survivor, Carol Pilbasian. Despite being annoyed by each other, Carol insists Phil marry her so their children will not be born out of wedlock. Although Phil thinks that it is ridiculous to hang on to traditions from the "old world", they marry for re-population purposes, with other survivors joining them over the next several months.