Enlisted (TV series)

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Enlisted
GenreComedy
Created byKevin Biegel
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle
Production company(s)20th Century Fox Television
Distributor20th Television
Broadcast
Original channelFox
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 10, 2014 (2014-01-10) – present
External links
Official website
 
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Enlisted
GenreComedy
Created byKevin Biegel
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle
Production company(s)20th Century Fox Television
Distributor20th Television
Broadcast
Original channelFox
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 10, 2014 (2014-01-10) – present
External links
Official website

Enlisted is an American comedy television series that premiered on Fox on January 10, 2014.[1][2] Fox placed a 13-episode order for the single-camera comedy in May 2013.[3][4] Despite low ratings, the show received critical acclaim.[5][6]

Premise[edit]

Three very different brothers, each enlisted in the US Army, find themselves all stationed at the same post, 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 demoted to sergeant and forced to return 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.[7]

Cast[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Supporting Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

The first season has, to-date, aired mostly out of the production order in an effect to build early positive buzz by airing "stronger" episodes first.[8] As a result, some plot points have not played out as intended by the creative team — most noticeably in the fourth episode to air, which was the tenth episode produced, as there was a jump forward in Derrick's relationship with Erin as there was no context on the length of the two dating, and there was a "lack of investment in the stakes of said relationship".[9] The episode was brought forward to coincide with Super Bowl XLVIII, which took place two days later.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Phil TraillKevin BiegelJanuary 10, 2014 (2014-01-10)1AWV792.41[10]
Staff Sergeant Pete Hill is sent home from Afghanistan for assaulting a superior and is forced to return to the US. Upon his return, he is made the platoon sergeant of a group of misfits at Florida-based Fort McGee that includes his two younger brothers, Derrick and Randy. Pete's sergeant major, Command Sergeant Major Cody, gives his platoon the task of finding a lost dog that belongs to the family of a deployed soldier. Pete's platoon is moments away from winning a war games exercise against a group of Italian troops when the dog is spotted in the battlefield, causing Pete to choose between winning the war games or rescuing the dog. 
2"Randy Get Your Gun"Phil TraillJeff Chiang & Eric ZiobrowskiJanuary 17, 2014 (2014-01-17)1AWV052.01[11]
After Pete and Perez tie for the base marksmanship trophy, they embark on a series of additional competitions to try and break the tie. Meanwhile, Randy is the only member of his troop to fail the marksmanship test, so Derrick steps in with some unusual training methods to prepare his brother for a retest. 
3"Pete's Airstream"Matt SohnTheresa Mulligan RosenthalJanuary 24, 2014 (2014-01-24)1AWV023.23[12]
Randy wants Pete to move in with him and Derrick but Pete just wants to get away from everyone at the end of the day, so he buys a trailer away from the barracks. Meanwhile, Robinson and Park challenge Perez's desire to be an enigma who keeps her work and private lives separate. 
4"Homecoming"Michael McDonaldScott RutherfordJanuary 31, 2014 (2014-01-31)1AWV092.79[13]
Cody meets with USMC Sergeant Major Diggins to discuss an upcoming Army-Marine flag football game, and the two make their "usual wager" on the results of the game. In his room, Randy becomes emotional watching military homecoming videos on the internet. Derrick then mentions that his girlfriend Erin, a single mother whose ex-husband is deployed, is upset because she can't take her son Sam (Rob Lamer) to Walt Disney World for his birthday. Derrick offers to take Sam in her place, but all Sam wants is for his father to come home. Randy indirectly convinces Cody to call in some favors to get Sam's father home after suggesting a homecoming ceremony at the football game. At the game, the Army does terribly, but is able to score one touchdown, winning Cody his bet with Diggins. After the game, Sam's father comes onto the field and embraces both Sam and Erin. Derrick thinks the two will now get back together, but Erin then embraces Derrick even stronger for what he did for Sam. Pete and Derrick show Randy a reunion tape with their father that took place while their mother was still pregnant with Randy. 
5"Rear D Day"Phil TraillKevin BiegelFebruary 7, 2014 (2014-02-07)1AWV011.83[14]
Pete and his unit offer to do home improvements for an obnoxious father and his reclusive son while their wife/mother is deployed. As the projects become more challenging and the father more irritating, Derrick fears Pete's legendary temper will surface, but Pete gets through it by using a technique he learned in Afghanistan called "embracing the suck." All goes well and the projects are finished, but Pete loses it when the father says Pete and his troops are "not real soldiers." In the end, Randy figures out a way for the father to connect with his son. Meanwhile, Perez thinks Cody is taking her out for coffee to talk about her request to allow her to enroll in the Advanced Leader Course, but he's just using her to help spy on his teenage daughter. 
6"Brothers and Sister"[15]February 28, 2014 (2014-02-28)1AWV05
7"Parade Duty"[16]March 7, 2014 (2014-03-07)1AWV04

Future episodes without a scheduled air date[edit]

Prod. codeTitle
1AWV07"Prank War"
1AWV10[17]"An Officer, Not a Gentleman"[17]
1AWV12[18]"Alive Day"[18]

U.S. ratings[edit]

No.EpisodeOriginal air dateTimeslot (EST)Viewers
(millions)
Rating/share
(Adults 18-49)
1"Pilot"January 10, 2014 (2014-01-10)Friday 9:30 pm2.41[10]0.7/2[10]
2"Randy Get Your Gun"January 17, 2014 (2014-01-17)2.01[11]0.6/2[11]
3"Pete's Airstream"January 24, 2014 (2014-01-24)Friday 9:00 pm3.23[12]1.0/3[12]
4"Homecoming"January 31, 2014 (2014-01-31)2.79[13]0.8/3[13]
5"Rear D Day"February 7, 2014 (2014-02-07)1.83[14]0.7/2[14]
6"Brothers and Sister"February 28, 2014 (2014-02-28)TBATBA
7"Parade Duty"March 7, 2014 (2014-03-07)TBATBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 12, 2013). "Fox Pushes Premiere Of New Comedy Series ‘Enlisted’ To January". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kondology, Amanda (September 12, 2013). "'Enlisted' Premiere Moved Back to January 10". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rose, Lacey; Goldberg, Lesley (May 8, 2013). "Fox Comedy Series Orders: Chris Meloni Entry, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Enlisted,' 'Us & Them'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 8, 2013). "Fox Picks Up Andy Samberg & Chris Meloni Comedies, 'Us & Them' And 'Enlisted', Almost Doubles New Series Volume". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/01/10/enlisted-premiere/
  6. ^ http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/enlisted-review-the-best-comedy-of-this-television-season.html
  7. ^ "Welcome to Fort McGee and 'Enlisted' on TV". Army Times. September 13, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ Chappell, Les (February 8, 2014). "Enlisted: "Rear D Day" · TV Club · The A.V. Club". AVClub.com. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ Chappell, Les (January 31, 2014). "Enlisted: "Homecoming" · TV Club · The A.V. Club". AVClub.com. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c Kondolojy, Amanda (January 13, 2014). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Hawaii Five-0' Adjusted Up; 'Dracula' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c Bibel, Sara (January 21, 2014). "Friday Final Ratings: No Adjustments to 'Grimm', 'Dracula', 'Hawaii Five-0' or 'The Carrie Diaries'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c Kondolojy, Amanda (January 27, 2014). "Friday Final Ratings: 'The Neighbors' Adjusted Down; No Adjustment for 'Enlisted' or 'The Carrie Diaries'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c Bibel, Sara (February 3, 2014). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Hawaii Five-0' Adjusted Up; 'The Carrie Diaries' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c Kondolojy, Amanda (February 10, 2014). "Friday Final Ratings: No Adjustment for 'Enlisted' or 'Raising Hope' + Final Olympics Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  15. ^ "(ENL-105) "Brothers and Sister"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ "(ENL-104) "Parade Duty"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b Reg. #PAu003703241 at U.S. Copyright Records database.
  18. ^ a b Reg. #PAu003706092 at U.S. Copyright Records database.

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