Fox’s ‘Enlisted’ in Talks for Second Season at Yahoo

Yahoo could be looking to bring another recently canceled comedy back to life.  Variety has confirmed that Fox’s military comedy “Enlisted” is in talks for a second season on the free, ad-supported Yahoo Screen, though no timeline has been set.

The news comes just a couple of weeks after the announcement that the canceled NBC comedy “Community” would find a second life on the digital platform with a sixth season.

Much like “Community” and other shows that have found new lives on different networks, “Enlisted” grew a passionate, albeit small following during its one-season run.  The series’ final episode drew 905,000 viewers, according to Nielsen data.

Following three brothers (played by Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell and Parker Young) and a group of misfits on a small army base, the show suffered from a weak push by the network and was ultimately pulled from the schedule early, despite the promise of a 13-episode commitment.  While fans and creator Kevin Biegel made a committed effort to increase viewership for the final run of episodes, the series was not picked up for a second season.

Yahoo declined to comment.

Biegel has previously seen success in switching networks with his ABC laffer “Cougar Town,” which made the jump to TBS in 2013. Cult favorites finding fresh life on digital platforms is hardly new, either; Netflix revived “Arrested Development,” another cult comedy with solid critical standing but low ratings, for a fourth season last year, after it was canceled by Fox.

Deadline Hollywood first broke the news of the talks.

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