After its final run on FOX last June 2014, fans of “Enlisted” are hoping the show will get a new lease on life in another network or platform. They have launched a campaign to get the show on Yahoo! Screen. Read further to learn about this story.
A group of “Enlisted” fans headed by a man named Carl Brand has launched a Twitter campaign to have Yahoo! Screen pick up his favorite canceled series.
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“Enlisted,” a military comedy, starred Geoff Stults (“The Finder”), Chris Lowell (“Veronica Mars”), Parker Young (“Suburgatory”), Keith David (“Pitch Black”) and Angelique Cabral (“Friends With Benefits”). It premiered on FOX last Jan. 10, 2014 but was effectively canceled in May, with burned off episodes airing until the end of June.
“Yahoo Screen is so new that a property like “Enlisted” would give credibility and deliver an audience that is engaged online,” said Brand, in an exclusive interview with The Wrap, talking about why the campaign has targeted Yahoo! Screen. Yahoo! Screen, the web streaming service, recently gave “Community” a sixth season after NBC canceled the show in May 2014.
On the week of its cancellation announcement, the show’s creator, Kevin Biegel, wrote a plea to friends, in the hopes of saving the series during the burn-off airing. The letter was published in Entertainment Weekly.
But will the show get a second wind on Yahoo! Screen? As it is, the actors have moved on to different projects. Lead stars Stults and Young, who played the eldest and the youngest brothers on “Enlisted,” are working together again in the pilot of “Cuz-Bros” for CBS. David, on the other hand, who played the role of the Sergeant Major on the show, is set to do a 10-episode comedy on DirectTV entitled “Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight.” Young will also appear in this series.
Meanwhile, Lowell, who played the middle brother in the series, may get to star in “Isolation/Tribes,” which he co-wrote with Mohit Narang. The two have been making the rounds at film festivals for “Beside Still Waters,” which Lowell directed.
And that’s the news on the “Enlisted” fan campaign to get Yahoo! Screen to pick the series. Wouldn’t it be great to have the show back on TV? For updates on this and other programs, follow Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly.
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