10 January 2014
Kevin Biegel, Mike Royce
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| Geoff Stults
Geoff Stults, Parker Young, Chris Lowell, Angelique Cabral, Keith David
Enlisted is an American comedy television series that premiered January 10, 2014, on Fox. Fox placed a 13-episode order for the single-camera comedy in May 2013. Despite low ratings, the show received critical acclaim.
On March 26, 2014, Fox announced that from April 11, Kitchen Nightmares would be airing in Enlisted's timeslot – effectively removing it from the schedule after nine episodes had aired. On May 7, 2014, Fox canceled the series, but allowed the final four episodes to air in June. The entire first season was released on DVD on December 9, 2014.
Enlisted (TV series) Wikipedia
Three very different brothers, each soldiers in the U.S. Army, find themselves all assigned to the same unit: the fictional A Company, 2nd Battalion, 618th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 18th Infantry Division (Mechanized), at the fictional Fort McGee, located in Florida. While the majority of the base is deployed overseas, the two younger brothers (Derrick and Randy) are assigned to rear detachment – the soldiers left behind to take care of the base. The oldest brother, Staff Sergeant Pete Hill, is returned stateside from Afghanistan after punching a superior officer. He is assigned to supervise a platoon of misfits that includes his brothers. While working together, the brothers are able to renew and strengthen their childhood bonds.Geoff Stults as Staff Sergeant Peter "Pete" Hill
Chris Lowell as Corporal Derrick Hill
Parker Young as Private First Class Randall "Randy" Hill
Keith David as Command Sergeant Major Donald Cody
Angelique Cabral as Staff Sergeant Jillian "Jill" Perez
Kyle Davis as Private First Class Dobkiss
Tania Gunadi as Private First Class Cindy Park
Mel Rodriguez as Specialist George Chubowski
Mort Burke as Private First Class Mort Gumble
Michelle Buteau as Private Tanisha Robinson
Maronzio Vance as Private Ruiz
Ross Philips as Second Lieutenant Tyson Schneeberger
Jessy Hodges as Erin
Rob Lamer as Sam
The first season aired mostly out of the production order in an effort to build early positive buzz by airing "stronger" episodes first. As a result, some plot points did not play out as intended by the creative team – most noticeably in the fourth episode to air ("Homecoming"), which was the tenth episode produced; there was a jump forward as Derrick was shown to be in a relationship with Erin despite not meeting her until the sixth episode to air, which was the fifth episode produced. This resulted in a "lack of investment in the stakes of said relationship". The football-themed tenth episode had been moved forward to coincide with Super Bowl XLVIII, which took place two days later.
Fox pulled Enlisted from its schedule after the ninth aired episode on March 28, 2014. The network stated it would air the remaining four episodes at some point, later announcing June 1, 2014 as the restart date. Ratings have been poor, but many who enjoy the show blame the Fox network for that and say Enlisted was doomed from the start with its Friday time slot, being paired with the on-its-last-legs Raising Hope, and episodes airing out of sequence. The program seemed to be headed for cancellation and was officially cancelled on May 7, 2014, despite pleas from fans and some TV writers to keep it on the air. The Army Times wrote an editorial asking Fox to give the show another chance in a better time slot. The final four season one episodes were also shown on Hulu.com
The series premiered in Australia on Eleven on May 18, 2014.