On the Feb. 28 episode of Fox’s Enlisted, Pete (Geoff Stults) runs into the girlfriend he never technically broke up with before he was deployed to Afghanistan, and Jill (Angelique Cabral) must help him through the split. Check out a sneak peek below. Meanwhile, Derrick (Chris Lowell) and Randy (Parker Young) see how much dating game they’ve got without each other as wingmen. Oh, and there’s a performance by Kid ‘n Play. READ FULL STORY
Tag: Enlisted (1-6 of 6)
'Enlisted': Geoff Stults talks moving fan reaction and the fun of promoting a new show (cue target practice!)
Live-tweeting episodes, partying with contest winners over Super Bowl weekend, facing off with EW staffers in a Nerf gun challenge (see proof below) — there’s not much Geoff Stults won’t do to promote his well-reviewed Fox comedy Enlisted (Fridays at 9 p.m. ET). “I love this job, and I want it to continue,” he says.Doing whatever it takes it takes to get the word out about a new show comes with it, but it’s made easier when the audience responds. “If people show up, they’re tuning back in because they’re finding all the things that make us excited about the show,” he says.
It’s funny and it’s heartfelt, just like the timely Jan. 31 episode, “Homecoming,” which centers on a highly anticipated football game — the annual Army/Marine flag football game — and an elaborate plan to bring a deployed father (Superman Returns‘ Brandon Routh) home to surprise his son (so Chris Lowell’s Derrick looks good in the eyes of the boy and his mother, the soldier’s ex, who Derrick fancies). Meanwhile Pete (Stults), the former All-American, “dusts off the old rocket launcher” to quarterback the Army team. “He’s wearing his old jersey from high school, and you think he’s gonna be amazing, and it turns out to be quite the opposite,” says Stults, who actually played quarterback and wide receiver in a European league. (“I was really good at throwing the ball, I just threw it a lot of times at the wrong people,” he explains. “That’s why they moved me to receiver.”)
The Friday episode of Fox’s Enlisted, “Homecoming,” looks like it will hit the comedy sweet spot once again. After Derrick (Chris Lowell) promises a woman he likes that he’ll get her son’s soldier father back Stateside, he has to convince Cody (Keith David) to do it. Luckily, Randy (Parker Young) has vision.
Meanwhile, Pete (Geoff Stults) and Jill (Angelique Cabral) will find themselves having to work together again when it’s game time — and by that, we mean time to play flat football against the Marines.
Watch an exclusive clip below. READ FULL STORY
There’s no shortage of critics rooting for Fox’s new military-set workplace comedy Enlisted to succeed — it makes Entertainment Weekly‘s Must List in the issue on stands today — and tonight’s installment is another funny one: Youngest brother Randy (Parker Young) learns he’s not the master marksman he thought he was and middle child Derrick (Chris Lowell) has to coach him. Fans of Toy Story 3 will get a special kick out of the episode. Meanwhile, older brother Pete (Geoff Stults) and his rival (Angelique Cabral) face off in various, increasingly ridiculous challenges to determine who is the better soldier (and wink at fans already shipping them).
Watch a clip below that sets it all in motion.
The military comedy Enlisted will premiere in January instead of its original Nov. 8 debut, Fox announced Thursday.
In a press release, Fox said the scheduling shift was meant to take advantage of the network’s “winter sports promotional platform.” The show will debut Friday, Jan. 10, at 9:30 p.m., following new episodes of Bones and Raising Hope.
To replace the original Enlisted slot, Fox will air back-to-back new episodes of Raising Hope starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8.
Enlisted stars The Finder‘s Geoff Stults, Veronica Mars‘ Chris Lowell, and Suburgatory‘s Parker Young as three brothers working at a Florida military post.
How do you fight a flagging American Idol franchise and ratings that dipped 20% last season? Hopefully, by luring your viewers back with some big names. That’s the latest strategy for Fox, which came out of the upfronts on Tuesday with a lineup that included Andy Samberg, Greg Kinnear, Seth MacFarlane, J.J. Abrams, and Kiefer Sutherland, the latter of whom will return for the miniseries 24: Live Another Day. (Midseason picks include the Chris Meloni comedy Surviving Jack, the Terry O’Quinn drama Gang Related, and M. Night Shyamalan’s miniseries Wayward Pines, which will star Matt Dillon, but trailers for those shows are not yet available yet for review.) Still, fame doesn’t always equal quality. For every promising buddy-cop comedy, there’s a not-so-promising sitcom from a certain Oscar host who prides himself on being “edgy.” Sorry, Seth MacFarlane, but the only boobs I saw today were the two guys in your new show.
Imagine The Office, except set in a police precinct. Now imagine Andy Samberg as its resident dimwit, a detective who wiles away the hours playing fire extinguisher roller-chair derby and doing very bad, meep-morp-I-am-a-robot impressions of his humorless boss (Andre Braugher). If you’re not laughing yet — and I was, right from the moment that Samberg rocks out to a terrible preset keyboard demo at the beginning of the trailer – consider that Brooklyn Nine-Nine was created by Dan Goor and Michael Shur, who mastered the art of the workplace comedy with Parks and Recreation. Judging by the teaser, which also features a cameo from Fred Armisen as a wide-eyed creeper, Brooklyn Nine-Nine could actually be funny. Still not convinced? If you don’t at least smile at Samberg’s very special cop “uniform” (shirt and tie on top, multi-colored Speedo on the bottom), then you either have no heart or no pants.
Latest Videos in TV
- 'The Voice' recap: Coach me if you can
- 'New Girl' recap: 'Fired Up'
- 'Game of Thrones' team: 7 seasons is the plan
- Chris Harrison's 'Bachelor' blog: 'After the Final Rose'
- 'Flash': First look at full-body costume
- 'Between Two Ferns': How Obama clip happened
- 'Pretty Little Liars' react: 'Unbridled'
- 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Marcia Gay Harden's inside dish
Top 5 Most Read
- 'The Flash' first full body costume photo
- This Week's Cover: Angelina Jolie is 'Maleficent'! An exclusive in-depth interview
- Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelor' finale and 'After the Final Rose'
- 'Between Two Ferns' director Scott Aukerman on how they got Obama to laugh at himself
- 'Game of Thrones' team: 7 seasons is the plan