Just when a lot of viewers thought that “The Last Man On Earth would be canceled because of the previous season’s poor ratings, Fox renewed the television show for a fourth season. Although there are fears that the television show’s fans will stop supporting the series, the network and the people behind the show are willing to take a risk.

Will Forte returns to reprise his role as the average guy Phil Miller. Aside from the returning cast members, there are two stars coming to join the remaining “The Last Man on Earth” Season 4’s survivors.

Elliott’s appearance and Wiig’s return

Chris Elliott joins “The Last Man on Earth” Season 4 as Glenn. He will be seen in a number of the post-apocalyptic comedy’s episodes. According to Entertainment Weekly, Glenn is a castaway living on a deserted island.

Phil will be connected to Glenn along with other survivors as they travel to the sea, making their way to the south to escape the failing nuclear plants in the United States. Fans will see the first glimpse of the “Schitt’s Creek” and “Cabin Boy” star in the television show’s second episode.

Aside from Chris Elliott, Kristen Wiig is also returning in the series’ fourth episode to reprise her role as Pamela, the socialite who turned into a crazy lady bunker.

The 44-year-old star was seen in the previous season's two episodes. Now, she will once again grace the new installment for at least three chapters, including the premiere episode. As she killed Pat (Mark Boone Junior), who was preparing to shoot Phil, in the third season finale, the fourth season will pick up from just happened.

The show’s continuation

Meanwhile, it came as a surprised when Fox renewed “The Last Man on Earth” Season 4 in May. The television show’s future has been on the edge because of its previous season’s poor ratings.

In fact, Will Forte himself admitted that the series he created was on a “serious bubble” in a tweet last April.

However, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in May, he seemed confident that the post-apocalyptic comedy would continue, in spite of the drip.

“I had a nice meeting with Dana and Gary [Walden and Newman, the CEOs of Fox Television Group],” he revealed.

The 47-year-old star hinted that they have talked about the things that they could improve in the show to go in the right direction. “We all got on the same page,” he confirmed. “The Last Man on Earth.” Season 4 will be back on October 1 on Fox.