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.”)
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