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Enlisted

Enlisted TV showNetwork: FOX
Episodes: 13 (half-hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: January 10, 2014 — June 22, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell, Parker Young, Keith David, and Angelique Cabral.

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TV show description:
This single-camera comedy series revolves around three brothers and a group of misfit soldiers on a small Florida Army post.

Staff Sergeant Pete Hill (Geoff Stults) is charming, funny and a natural-born leader. He was on a path for a huge military career until one mistake overseas (he punched his commanding officer) got him booted stateside to Fort McGee where his two younger brothers are stationed. Now their platoon sergeant, Pete must serve both as big brother and military boss.

Corporal Derrick Hill (Chris Lowell) is the middle brother. He’s too smart and sarcastic for his own good and likes to stir up trouble. Private Randy Hill (Parker Young) is the hyper-enthusiastic and very goofy youngest brother who wants to be the gung-ho “G.I. Joe” military ideal.

The Hill brothers all serve in the Rear Detachment (Rear D) unit. It’s comprised of the Soldiers left behind when everyone else is deployed. They mow lawns on post, sort mail, wash tanks and find lost dogs. However, the Rear D’s main job is taking care of deployed Soldiers’ families. Whatever they need, the Rear D Soldiers do. It’s a job that shifts each moment from the thrilling to the mundane to the emotional and back again.

Fort McGee Rear D is run by Command Sergeant Major Donald Cody (Keith David). He’s a firm but fair man who served with the brothers’ late father. Cody promised to look out for them, so he brought all the brothers to the post to fulfill that promise. Cody has seen it all and lost a foot to prove it (a fact no one can forget, since he never misses an opportunity to bring it up).

Also under Cody’s command is confident and beautiful Staff Sergeant Jill Perez (Angelique Cabral). She’s the same rank as Pete and leads another Rear D platoon on post while challenging Pete’s decisions at every turn.

Between clean-up duty at a parade, human-grease-bowling and assorted soldier pranks, the Hill brothers inadvertently discover the key to strengthening their long-lost childhood bonds.
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Series Finale

Episode #13 — Alive Day
The Hill brothers celebrate Pete’s one year anniversary of almost dying in Afghanistan, otherwise known as his “Alive Day.” After the funding has been cut for the annual ball, which was going to honor Major Cody, Pete enlists the platoon to create their own ball to honor him.
First aired: June 22, 2014.

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What do you think? Do you like the Enlisted TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

 

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wesleyjake May 5, 2014 at 1:30 am

Renew !! I love this show !

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Marilyn May 4, 2014 at 1:49 pm

This is a great show ! I just finished marathon watching it On Demand and I only wish I had known about it earlier. It’s funny and has its real heart warming moments.

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Tommy May 2, 2014 at 11:58 pm

Keep the show on! It beats anything that has to do with the Kardashians!!!

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Peter April 22, 2014 at 7:50 pm

I hope they renew Enlisted. This and Brooklyn Nine Nine are the two funniest sitcoms on Fox. Mindy Project is also very funny. I still like New Girl, but it’s been flat since Coach came back.

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Heather April 22, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Truly a hilarious show. The cast is spot on and the overall story line is great. I hope they continue with the show. Although I really think it needs a better time slot

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Carri April 22, 2014 at 8:15 am

I love this show..it’s very witty and hilarious and we need 1/2 hour shows like this one. Especially since The Office is gone, how I met your mother is gone and a few more that we’re good. Give this show a chance. And the guys aren’t bad to look at either and also this is not gender specific show, both guys and girls can enjoy it. To many times shows are put on and taken right off because the don’t get the ratings right away, some shows need a chance to build those ratings.

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Carri April 22, 2014 at 8:26 am

Sorry about the guys are not bad to look at but that is why I first started watching but now I keep watching because it is an all around funny show and like the other comments it doesn’t have heart. I love how they blended that into the show and it shows a tv comedy can be funny and heartfelt at the same time and I have men in my family and also friends that are military and I do not take what they do for us and our country lightly. I do not think they are putting down our military and I really don’t think the show deep down takes the military lightly either but they are just funny and I am happy to see the comments that the men and women in the military watch this show and laugh they need it and I think more than we do at times.

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Ann April 18, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Keep this show – as a Vietnam vet I love it! I had unit members who were very much like these characters and I laugh.

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Mark Sturdivant April 18, 2014 at 8:31 am

Renew it!! This is one of the funniest new shows on television!! Love it!!!!!

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CORY April 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm

I love the show I watch every show so far and I have all the shows on DVR and I have watch them about 5 time or more It should be renewed and more episodes would be nice.

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KJ April 13, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Renew this show…it makes me laugh!

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James March 8, 2014 at 11:23 pm

This is a fun show to watch and we watch it regularly. The show needs to be kept and maybe moved to a better timeslot. The situations are new and funny but there is heart to the show as well as humor. Good show.. Keep it up! who are the soldiers at the end of the shows that are being ‘thanked’? – this last show Soldiers Duty, was thanks Rob…

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John March 8, 2014 at 12:10 am

I am a 27 year military vet and I love enlisted. As the show progresses I think we will see more of the stereotypes common to all units like the regulation geek (who does nothing but read and quote regs. The uniform Nazi (always can fid a problem with everyone else’s uniform and the Sick Call Ranger (hypochondriac).

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wesleyjake May 5, 2014 at 1:32 am

Great ideas John. You should submit those.

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adam May 7, 2014 at 10:31 am

John, as a vet myself, I can relate to all the characters in the show. From the PT stud…to the sham artist. Man they have those characters down!

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Bill Lunsford February 21, 2014 at 1:49 am

As a soldier, currently stationed in Afghanistan, I personally look forward to humor at the end of a long day. Enlisted brings that. Thank you to the cast and team of Enlisted. I have seen the footage of the actors and actress going through a mini basic training. I don’t believe they are mocking or making fun of soldiers. And by no means, do I feel, they are downplaying the military role. I truly look at this sitcom, for what it is. A light hearted comedy about a way of life. Soldiers laugh too.

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Tom January 20, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Not a big fan of this show…. I don’t think its right to make fun of any soldier. Especially after seeing a flag draped casket pass by you. Sure we need humor, but this bad??

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Ron April 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

Sorry Tom, but everybody eventually dies, so by your argument no comedy would ever be appropriate. The spirit of the show is to make you laugh and to show you that even these “screw-ups” have heart and contribute.

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adam May 7, 2014 at 10:34 am

this show isn’t making fun of soldiers. i’ve met plenty of soldiers who appreciate this show because in a way it depicts part of the soldiers life pretty accurately. it isn’t all guns and glory. this is part of the other side of military life. as a vet myself, i find this show amazing. the characters are accurate to the real life counter parts. from the super soldier down to the lazy one. our soldiers come from all walks of life, and this show gives the audience that with PLENTY of laughs and stories that veterans can relate to.

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Mary January 17, 2014 at 6:52 am

I enjoyed this show. The actors interact natually with each other. I’ll watch it regularly. It should be renewed.

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