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

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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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  1. shelly says:

    This is such a great show, it makes you laugh, though it may not represent the army accurately it is fun, enjoyable, and brings laughter in life,

  2. Mickey says:

    “a weak push by the network” is putting it mildly! As many TV critics have complained: FOX buried it in the Friday deathslot, postponed its premiere to the dead of winter against the Olympics without telling anyone, gave it very little and very bad promotion, deprived it of a lead-in, showed the episodes out of order, and then showed reruns instead of all the new episodes, killing its momentum. Even a FOX
    executive admitted they had done badly by Enlisted. And the ratings for the finale cited here are from when the network was burning off the final episodes at 7 pm on Sundays in the summertime when everyone either knew the show was already cancelled or knew nothing about the show. So those ratings are not indicative of anything. Any cancelled show being burned off during a bad time slot in the summer time is going to rate really low. Bad Teacher is getting 0.3s. It’s one thing when a show
    is given a fair shot and just doesn’t succeed in finding an audience. But Enlisted was never given a fair shot, and it’s a critically-acclaimed show that is as hilarious as it is heartwarming. It really deserves the chance it never got on FOX, and I really hope it gets it on Yahoo Screen.

  3. Dillon says:

    Come on Yahoo Screen! I promise you that this will be a winner on your site! I know that myself and all the other “Enlistees” will absolutely be spending more time on YahooScreen if it ends up being the home of our beloved ENLISTED!
    Thank you for starting the talks, now let’s bring it home where it will be appreciated and grow.
    #Enlisted #HandsOnHeads

  4. if this really happens I will possibly be the happiest girl in the world!!

  5. This would be a dream come true for #Enlisted fans. We love the cast and creators and there is so much story to tell. Not many shows offer so many laughs while still tackling issues like PTSD. It deserves a shot and we would be forever grateful to @yahooscreen if it happens. Hands On heads it happens!

  6. tammy johnson says:

    Everyone deserves a second chance let enlisted show how much more they have to show us best new show in along time fox never gave it a chance

  7. I am so, so hopeful that we will be seeing more Enlisted on Yahoo Screen. This great show was sorely mistreated by Fox, and it deserves another chance to reach an even bigger audience. I’ve never fallen so in love with a show so quickly. Tons of talent from the writers, creators, cast, and crew helped create a show that balances laugh out loud humor and serious topics like PTSD. Enlisted is important, special, and deserving of another shot.

  8. Kianna says:

    Yay!! Enlisted is the best!!!

  9. tammy johnson says:

    I loved enlisted since the first episode started watching because of parker young and became a fan of everyone on the show there’s so many shows out there with violence and people getting murdered this show families can watch together it’s such a great comedy it deserves a chance to show what they can do please give it chance and give a season 2

  10. I have recommended Enlisted to so many people and they all become instant fans of this amazing show. Funny, touching and deals with issues like PTSD in a way that is not melodramatic or played solely for laughs. There is so much story left to tell in this insanely quotable military comedy…Please @yahooscreen let the fans enjoy a S2. We will be your new BFF.

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