Jason Sudeikis in Last Man on Earth Season 1

Viewers got a big surprise during the “Last Man on Earth” Season 1 finale when it was revealed that Phil Miller’s (Will Forte) astronaut brother — played by fellow “Saturday Night Live” actor Jason Sudeikis — was alive in space after the virus decimated most of the Earth’s population. In Season 2, the brother returns.

FOX announced Thursday (Aug. 6) at the 2015 TCA summer press tour that Sudeikis will guest-star during the second season of the Emmy-nominated comedy — though details are scarce beyond that.

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The Season 2 premiere sees Miller and Carol Pilbasian (Kristen Schaal) strike out on their own with only their collection of loyal sports balls after Phil was banned from Tucson by the rest of the group of survivors. How will Sudeikis fit into everything? Will he somehow return to Earth?

Find out when “Last Man on Earth” returns Sunday, Sept. 27 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."