'Enlisted' Premiere Moved Back to January 10

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September 12th, 2013

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via press release:

NEW SIBLING COMEDY “ENLISTED” TO PREMIERE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, ON FOX

BONES Followed by One Hour of Raising Hope to Air Fridays Beginning November 8

In order to take advantage of our winter sports promotional platform, new comedy ENLISTED, starring Geoff Stults (“The Finder”), Chris Lowell (“Veronica Mars”) and Parker Young (“Suburgatory”), will premiere on Friday, Jan. 10 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), following all-new episodes of BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Raising Hope (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

As previously announced, BONES will make its time period premiere when the drama series moves from Mondays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) to Fridays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Nov. 8.  This fall, all-new episodes of BONES will be followed by one hour of all-new, back-to-back installments of Raising Hope (9:00-9:30 PM and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), which makes its Season Four premiere on Nov. 8.

ENLISTED is a new military-set family comedy that centers on three brothers who, when the best of the best are sent overseas, stay behind to try to keep the post in order. Staff Sergeant PETE HILL (Stults) was on a path for a huge military career until one mistake overseas got him booted stateside to Fort McGee, the post in Florida where his two younger brothers are stationed. Now, as their platoon sergeant, Pete must serve both as Big Brother and military boss. Corporal DERRICK HILL (Lowell) is the middle brother – smart and sarcastic, he likes to stir up trouble and doesn’t really care about being a soldier. Private RANDY HILL (Young), on the other hand, loves it. Between clean-up duty at a parade, human-grease-bowling and assorted soldierly pranks, they will inadvertently discover the key to strengthening their long-lost childhood bonds.

Fort McGee Rear D is run by Command Sergeant Major DONALD CODY (Emmy Award winner Keith David, “Cloud Atlas,” “The Cape”), a firm but fair man who served with the brothers’ late father. Sergeant Major Cody promised to look out for them, so he brought all the brothers to the post to fulfill that promise. Also under Cody’s command is the  confident, funny, tough and beautiful Staff Sergeant JILL PEREZ (Angelique Cabral, “Friends with Benefits”), who is the same rank as Pete and leads another Rear D platoon on post, all the while challenging Pete’s decisions at every turn.

ENLISTED is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Kevin Biegel is creator and executive producer, and Mike Royce serves as an executive producer. “Like” ENLISTED on Facebook at Facebook.com/ENLISTEDonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @ENLISTEDonFOX and join the discussion using #enlisted. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @ENLISTEDonFOX.

 
  • Dan

    @Tom – FOX pushing Enlisted back may be confusing but is actually very smart. FOX probably figures that Enlisted will flop on Fridays but would rather push it to midseason so they wont have to order more episodes. (Not ordering more episodes effectively cancels a series when done in the fall but in the spring its acceptable to have just 13, like what FOX did with Touch) SO now they are free to air more Raising Hope which has 22 or 24 eps (and get it out of the way, likely 8 or 9 episodes by December) and then 13 episodes of RH will pair with the 13 Enlisted episodes. If Enlisted flops FOX can simply air all 13 episodes and then cancel it but now they wont have to order more episodes.

    @HV – Maybe one of the two will replace Dads in January and the other will air post Idol or the other will air fridays in the spring.

    I think this scheduling is smart, FOX needs to get RH out of the way quicker which wouldnt have been possible due to its late start if it was paired with Enlisted. As for Dads and Brooklyn Nine Nine, I don’t think either one will be pulled. I think FOX will air both series out through December then make a decision by then about midseason. The shuffling and pulling didn’t happen last year when The Mob Doctor flopped and moving Raising Hope and launching a new series if one of the new shows fails wouldn’t work either. FOX understands that both new comedies face stiff competition (NCIS, TBL, SHIELD) so the best thing is to air as many new episodes of both as they can by December and then figure out what will happen.

  • KevinY

    The pilot for Enlisted was filmed at my school (CSU Channel Islands). That’s one reason I’ll be watching, the other is Angelique Cabral !!

  • CBSviewer

    What FOX could do:
    - Air the 13 episodes of Dads and order more episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
    - Use the Superbowl to premiere Us and Them.
    - If The Mindy Project ratings are too low, replace it by Surviving Jack at 9:30 after New Girl.

    Is that possible ?

  • Chris

    My predictions:

    - Glee’s hiatus takes longer than expected, pushing Bones to THURSDAY at 9 in November.

    - FOX goes to Friday reality.

    - Another possibility? Bones/Sleepy Hollow works so well that Almost Human gets a Friday premiere. It really is a Friday show… it’s good, but it’s very X-Files/Fringe/Alien Nation audience, not necessarily broad Bones.

  • Igwell

    We haven’t had a military comedy since Last Resort.

  • Dan

    @CBS viewer – I don’t think The Mindy Project will be pulled. Fox has a deal to air all 22 episodes no matter what but they could air it repeat free or air 16 eps of mindy then out it in hiatus by March and air a new comedy post New Girl

  • Kelly

    @Bill or Robert

    You should do that poll again about the upcoming fall shows people are most excited about.

  • Erik

    @Tom…Fox has no choice but to schedule on Friday. They only have 15 hours of Primetime Monday-Sunday.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “You should do that poll again about the upcoming fall shows people are most excited about.”

    Two polls coming Monday.

  • James

    I love Raising Hope, but the double-runs of new episodes last season made what would be significant events go too fast, and the season in general as well! One thinks Fox wants to burn through them so they can ignore them till next fall.

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