By: Maggie Loyal
The Fox comedy ENLISTED, which saw just one season from the ax-happy network, may be getting a second tour at Yahoo. The show follows Sergeant Pete Hill who, after a stint in Afghanistan, gets stationed at a small military base in Florida to tackle the toughest job of them all leading his dysfunctional brothers’ squad. Starring Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell, and Parker Young, the series was part of freshman show cancellation spree that saw “Surviving Jack,” “Dads,” and “Rake” also booted from the lineup.
Just two weeks ago, the up-and-coming digital platform picked up NBC’s recently canceled “Community,” giving the fan favorite show its long talked about 6th season. Yahoo Screen, developed out of Yahoo Video, was launched in October, 2011 with eight original programs, including “Burning Love,” which was nominated for three Emmy awards in 2013.
The talks to bring “Enlisted” back are still preliminary, but possibility of the show seeing another season does speak to an emerging trend of canceled shows finding new support outside of the traditional broadcast landscape.