‘The Interview’ Writer Dan Sterling Joins Fox’s ‘Last Man on Earth’ as Showrunner

Producer closes two-year overall deal at 20th Century Fox Television

Last Updated: May 6, 2015 @ 12:01 PM

Fox’s “The Last Man on Earth” just gained another fella.

Dan Sterling has closed a two-year overall deal at 20th Century Fox Television, where he will become the new showrunner on the funny Will Forte sitcom, which was recently renewed for Season 2.

Sterling will also earn an executive producer credit on the well-received comedy, alongside Forte, Chris Miller and Phil Lord.

“Getting Dan to come to the studio is such a big win for us,” 21st Century Fox TV President of Creative Affairs Jonnie Davis said on Wednesday. “It’s bold and original voices like Dan’s which continue to set our company apart from the others, and we’ve had a fantastic time developing with him this past year. He’s also quite possibly ‘Last Man on Earth’s’ biggest fan — so having him set up shop here and run that show has us all over the moon.”

Most recently, Sterling developed a multi-camera comedy pilot with Lord and Miller through their deal at 20th. The pilot landed at CBS with a put pilot commitment.

Prior to that, Sterling served as an executive producer on the final season of NBC’s long-running comedy “The Office.” Previously, he was a consulting producer on the HBO series “Girls” and was the showrunner on “The Sarah Silverman Program” at Comedy Central.

On the feature side, he recently wrote the film “The Interview” starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

Sterling is represented by UTA and attorney Robert Offer.

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