Enlisted Creator Fights For Canceled Comedy To Find A New Home


One of the many network casualties this month was the freshman Fox comedy Enlisted, about three brothers stationed at fictional Fort McGee in Florida. Though the ratings were never strong, that’s mostly because Fox never gave the show a chance, handing it a deathly Friday time slot and airing episodes horrendously out of order. The network will be burning off the four final episodes of Enlisted in the coming weeks, but creator Kevin Biegel is still fighting to find the series a better home.

In an email, Biegel wrote about his desire to get Enlisted picked up by another network. The studio behind the show, Fox 21, is currently shopping it to other potential distributors, and though it’s a very long shot for the show to be picked up, given how little fanfare it debuted to, here’s hoping that Biegel’s message succeeds in doing something. After all, Enlisted deserves more of a chance than Fox gave it.

Check out the email below and let us know if you want to see more of this show.

Hello everyone whose email was ever in my inbox!

I’ll keep it short:

New episodes of Enlisted start this Sunday, June 1 at 7/6c on Fox.

There are 4 new episodes, and they will be on every Sunday in June with the finale airing on June 22.

These are the best four episodes we did. The episode airing June 1, our first one back, is one of our funniest, and the finale is one of the best pieces of TV I’ve ever been lucky enough to be a part of. Even more than that South Park episode with the mouse with the penis on its back, although that one was pretty good.

If we get even the slightest rating bump, it can help us live. This may seem like a fool’s errand, but even a little bit of hope is still hope. I love this show and believe in this show too much to give up.

If you can, spread the word about the show coming back. Forward this email to your friends, ask them to do the same. If anyone knows or knows of a Nielsen family, beg them to watch. Beg, really? That’s strong. How about ask?

I do hate asking favors, but I fear no one will know Enlisted is coming back on the air for the final 4. If we can get even a slightly decent rating we can show a new home that this show has a real fan base.

Thank you so much for any help you can offer,

Source: EW