Enlisted: Cancel or Keep the New FOX Sitcom?

Enlisted on FOX: cancel or renew?Earlier this evening, FOX renewed The Following, New Girl, and The Mindy Project — as well as newbie comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Meanwhile, fellow freshman Dads is sure to be cancelled. But what about the network’s other new sitcom — Enlisted? Will it be cancelled or renewed?

Enlisted follows three brothers who find themselves all stationed at the same US Army base in Florida as part of a troupe of misfits. The sitcom’s cast includes Stults, Chris Lowell, Parker Young, Keith David, and Angelique Cabral.

The sitcom debuted in January, following Raising Hope, and drew a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.41 million viewers. It was hardly a positive start — even for a Friday night show. The second episode dropped lower.

Then, FOX decided to switch Raising Hope’s and Enlisted’s timeslots, giving the latter a stronger lead-in with Bones. As a result, the sitcom’s audience grew by more than 60%, to a 1.1 in the demo with 3.23 million.

The ratings fell quite a bit the next week and then, understandably, the numbers dropped even lower opposite the Olympics coverage on NBC.

Even at its best, Enlisted hasn’t performed very well. Things certainly don’t look good but there’s still time for the sitcom to prove itself. How well the show performs in the upcoming weeks will likely determine its fate.

Unfortunately, starting next week, low-rated Rake will be Enlisted’s new lead-in and that’s not going to help matters.

But, what do you think? Do you like Enlisted? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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  1. Stacy says

    Keep it! It’s a funny show. I’m so tired of networks making snap judgements and pulling shows. Give this one a chance!

  2. Kevin says

    Keep it! I love Enlisted. It’s one of the few shows I can’t wait to watch. It’s perfectly cast and well written with wip smart dialogue and terrific characters that care for each other. And Keith David deserves an Emmy.

  3. Christy Pino says

    I think it’s very clever and well written and different. It has grown on me since the first episode. I think it should be renewed and given the opportunity to catch on which I’m sure will happen.

  4. Pat says

    This is one of my favorite shows and I hope they decide to renew it. The humor is very subtle and because I’m a veteran, I get a lot of the inside humor. I’m not sure everyone might though. The actors are very well cast and the chemistry is obvious. It is also one of the few shows that represents the light and sometimes wacky but always caring relationships in uniform. It is also one of the best family shows on TV.

  5. Tami says

    Give the show a chance! It’s got a “Stripes” movie feel to it and how can that be a bad thing…the network should show a little patience and give it a good time slot so it’s a fair fight.

  6. says

    Please keep it! It’s definitely my favorite new show (period) of the season, and they’ve got such a hilarious rhythm to each episode. Perhaps they should move it to one of the other comedy nights (Monday/Wednesday)?

  7. marcia says

    Please don’t cancel this show. I run a program for transitioning combat veterans and they need this show. They love the fact that fox is representing the military in a silly way. They say it shows the military as being filled with normal people with regular problems.

  8. AM says

    Keep it, add another lady soldier to the ranks for eye candy, possibly a frmr combat soldier – add an assistant to the Col. Like it, work on it.

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