The Last Man on Earth: Season 3 (2016 - 2017)


Season 3
The Last Man on Earth

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Though it at times feels stuck in place, The Last Man on Earth's third season manages to find a way to make the end of the world fun again.



Critic Ratings: 9


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User Ratings: 124

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Air date: Sep 25, 2016

Season 3 begins with Malibu under attack by a trio of armed invaders in hazmat suits, but when the group can't agree on how to thwart it, Melissa takes matters into her own hands, and Tandy gets a fashion lesson.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2016

Todd is filled with remorse in the wake of all the recent chaos, so Phil tries to boost his morale, even it means stretching the truth.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2016

Phil installs an alarm system in the house, but Melissa has already beaten him to it with her own security plans. Meanwhile, a change in scenery could do the group some good.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2016

A post-apocalyptic road trip has everyone at war with each other. -- (C) FOX

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Air date: Nov 6, 2016

The search for a new home isn't easy for the group, especially when someone may be deliberately trying to stop them. Meanwhile, the love triangle between Todd, Gail and Melissa starts losing steam.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2016

Phil tries to make friends with Lewis by becoming interested in his life story. Meanwhile, Carol needs a favor from Gail; and Todd is concerned about Melissa's mental health.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2016

A family photo shoot becomes Carol's obsession. Meanwhile, Lewis finds a new hobby; Melissa goes on a mission; and Gail stumbles into a frightening predicament.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2016

Melissa leaves a note bidding the group farewell, so they set out to find out where she's gone. Meanwhile, Gail struggles to deal with her own adventure.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2016

Phil hopes to cheer Carol up by treating her to a honeymoon vacation; Lewis' aviation pursuits prove to be a success.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2017

A special lens reveals how the deadly virus got started.

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Season 3 of this comedy series opens with armed intruders storming the Malibu beach near Tandy Miller's (Will Forte) home, putting the safety of the group at risk. Meanwhile, Melissa (January Jones) and Gail (Mary Steenburgen) are both in a relationship with Todd (Mel Rodriguez), but the love triangle goes through a rough patch. When the group realize that the air all over the country might be contaminated, they scramble to find a safe place to stay. Guest stars this season include Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig.

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Critic Reviews for The Last Man on Earth Season 3

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

The hour-long finale didn't quite match the height of its ending, but it did set up a future worth rooting for.

Mar 21, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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There's still not much happening .

Mar 21, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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It's an unexpected move for the show to take, though given the high concept we've started with, not one that's too far out of the ordinary.

Mar 21, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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As its fans well know, The Last Man On Earth is everything a comedy is supposed to be - funny, vibrant, creative. It also has a superpower few sitcoms can claim: a mean sucker-punch to the gut.

Aug 29, 2017 | Full Review…

The best part about LMOE is its ability to switch things up on a dime while always relying on a formula, and it seems to be following through on that promise wonderfully.

Sep 26, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Things take a gloriously dangerous, unexpected turn that drastically shakes up the show's status quo and the lives of these people.

Sep 28, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a solid return for one of the most underrated and understated comedies on television.

Sep 26, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

It's become comfortable and placid in a few storylines, but overall, the season 3 premiere of The Last Man on Earth retains the show's sharp, belly-laugh humor and suggests a wild season is coming down the line.

Sep 23, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

There are a few ok moments in the premiere and surely some great ones to come (last season's "Falling Slowly" duet was among the show's best), and for the Last Man faithful that may be enough.

Sep 20, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Last Man on Earth: Season 3

  • Mar 17, 2019
    CAROL is unbearable!! Almost ruins a really good show.
  • May 19, 2018
    i still cant belive what happened
  • Sep 03, 2017
    Not the best paced season for the show (some storylines go on for too long, and the show may benefit by trimming its episode count), but still frequently fun and witty. By re-locating the characters to an office building, the writers find a wealth of new ways for the characters interact, and Tandy's antics remain hilarious even if we can also understand why the other characters find him obnoxious. While a bit more predictable than the previous two seasons, there are some nice surprises (including a great stand-alone episode starring Kristen Wiig), and the conclusion puts it in an interesting spot for next year. Not quite must-see television, but The Last Man on Earth continues to be smart and enjoyable in a very distinct way.
  • Jun 28, 2017
    The writers for the last man on earth are extremely hilarious and hit whole new levels of comedy. Will Forte are Kristan Schall have the strength to take this show all the way. I can't wait for next season.
  • May 08, 2017
    This tv show had the potential to become one of the best tv shows ever. A lonely post-apocalyptic world has its own spin on the mind and psychology of those, who somehow are still alive. It shows the struggle of dealing with the new reality, overcoming challenges unseen before, where just keeping your sanity and surviving is a huge accomplishment and an enormous victory. And this is often resembled on our screens when we watch another episode of LMOE. It's done with incredible, strong visual picture and amazing soundtracks, combined with stunning, on point acting in those "We have a problem - survive or die!" serious, shocking-to-the-core moments. However, this effect is absolutely ruined by the childish, naïve stupidity of the two main characters “Tandy” and Carrol. Their lack of intelligence, common sense, basic logic and their ongoing “for no reason always cheerful and happy” spirit, are the main source of humor in this series that barely qualifies it as a comedy. Their “jokes” are simply overboard stupid. Not in a “oh, this so stupid, it makes it funny” way, but in a “this so very stupid and mistimed, that it’s not even funny, just idiotic” way. In addition, the whole “group” tolerates them again and again no matter of the consequences Other characters of the “group” make their attempts at being sometimes funny and making an occasional joke. Sometimes successful, sometimes not, but either way it comes from their personalities, who they were and who they are now based on their experiences they had throughout their lives. It makes them relatable, since we all try to be somewhat funny, sometimes successful, other times not. That makes the failed joke attempt understandable and acceptable, since the majority of us are not comedians doing our gig. “Tandy” and Carrol on the other hand, don’t learn, they don’t change, seeing that their “jokes” are not funny, or they are offensive and disruptive. They just keep doing what they do, disregarding the results their actions produce. They are always on the same level and don’t grow as a characters whatsoever! All attempts of the “group” to place some common sense into the “duo’s” minds look weak, soft and much more tolerable, than they would be in reality. “You’re destructive and a burden. You destroy, not build and you refuse to learn. Either you go, or we will”. Sounds simple enough, don’t you think? The writers could even do that, separate the “group” and the “duo” to show different sides of the same reality. The responsible survivors vs the immature, idiot clowns. Compare their experience, watch both of those social groups grow and change, adapting to the new reality. But no, the writers keep forcing “overboard” comedy (where it’s not needed or wanted) with absolutely no impact on the characters or the plot. And it ruins the series for me completely! However, the general idea and the thought counts for sure!! Despite making me disappointed about the obvious unrealized potential it has and uncomfortable, unnecessary, misplaced and forced comedy, I would still recommend to watch The Last Man on Earth, as a unique tv show about the weird days of post-apocalyptic survival attempt.
  • Mar 22, 2017
    Hard to watch. Writers can't seem so come up with any content for the story line. Characters are unpredictably different every episode, with varying levels of obnoxious, unwatchable, socially awkward stupidity. Almost nothing happens and i continue to ask myself why i keep watching. Every time i start an episode i pray it will get better, only to be let down.
  • Jan 22, 2017
    Really Good show, really funny, enjoyable, made well and ace acting,
  • Nov 25, 2016
    This season struck my heart in many ways all in all a great season.
  • Nov 14, 2016
    Worst show on Sunday nights! Annoying! Repetitive! Bad writing!
  • Nov 06, 2016
    More unexpected twists and revelations is making the 3rd season the most enjoyable so far.

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