Top Ten Reasons to Keep Watching “Enlisted” on Fox

16 01 2014

1. They promised it would “get better.” Having seen the next 3 episodes, I can guarantee that.  EnlistedLogo

2. Women will like this comedy. It has a strong female leader with Sgt. Jill Perez. She can keep up keep up with supersoldier Sgt. Pete Hill (see Friday’s episode “Randy Get Your Gun” for an example).

3. How many shows can you let your kids watch with you anymore? The show has great lessons families can talk about.

4. Double entendre. There are so many lines that work for a child’s level but also have an entirely different meaning for adults (see Friday’s episode “Randy Get Your Gun” for an example). Just like Shrek.

5. “Prank War” will give you all deliciously wonderful ideas on how to prank your co-workers (or your family).

6. Brothers! Brothers by family or brothers-in-arms. There is a co-plot in “Randy Get Your Gun” with Randy and Derrick that melts your heart.

7. It’s funny! So many people are getting bogged down in “this is NOT the Army” stuff. CHILL-OUT! They are working hard to get better with the rules and regulations while keeping it light and funny. Instead of just criticizing make suggestions on how to make it better. Obviously they have an open mind.

8. It’s smart! It is not easy to write and then deliver lengthy lines of spot-on comedy.

9. It’s sexy! There is a scene in “Pete’s Airstream” that rivals Jamie Bamber’s infamous equivalent scene in Battlestar Galactica. And since I can’t post the picture from the “Enlisted” episode, let me give you the visual of that scene.


10. Because it deserves a chance. There is so much crap on television. When a funny show comes on, one that you can watch with your family. Fortunately on Fox, they take all forms of viewing into consideration when deciding on whether to renew or cancel a show. Watch it live. Watch it on DVR. Watch it on Hulu or JUST WATCH IT!

And if you needed a number 11, don’t forget Enlisted is running a campaign to help Operation Gratitude. Show them your best salute and they will donate $1 to help support our troops. Details can be found here:


Sleepy Hollow: Sneak Peek At John Noble

15 10 2013

Fringe fans cannot wait until their beloved John Noble makes a stop in Sleepy Hollow. Here is a preview:

Old Favorites Returning in 24: Live Another Day

6 10 2013

Kim Raver and William Devane will reunite with award-winning star Kiefer Sutherland when they reprise their respective daughter-father roles as AUDREY RAINES and JAMES HELLER on the thrilling new event series 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, premiering Spring 2014 on FOX.24LiveAnotherDay

Both joined the original “24” in Season Four (2005). Devane served as Secretary of Defense JAMES HELLER and the father to Raver’s character, AUDREY RAINES, a committed and passionate woman with a tragic past, who fell in love with JACK BAUER (Sutherland). They were both last seen in the final scenes of Season Six, when Jack said goodbye to a catatonic Audrey.

Raver and Devane’s reprisals add to the previously announced return of Mary Lynn Rajskub as CHLOE O’BRIAN, Bauer’s quirky CTU confidante. Raver, known for her roles on “Third Watch,” “The Nine” and “Lipstick Jungle,” was most recently featured on the network series “Revolution” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Devane, best known for his villainous role on “Knots Landing,” recently played the U.S. President in the feature film “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Restarting the groundbreaking and Emmy Award-winning drama franchise, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY will be set in London and will follow the further exploits of Bauer, taking up his story four years after the events of “24’s” final season. Once again, viewers will join the heroic agent on a pulse-pounding ride in real time.

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is a production of Teakwood Lane Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television. Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Robert Cochran, Brian Grazer, Jon Cassar and Kiefer Sutherland will executive-produce. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Cochran.

(Via Press Release)

24: Live Another Day

3 10 2013



24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Marks the First “24” Production to Film Abroad
Since 2008 Telefilm “24: Redemption”

Twentieth Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and FOX are sending the production of 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY across the Atlantic to London for a thrilling international adventure, as the new tent-pole event series restarts the clock on the groundbreaking and Emmy Award-winning drama franchise starring Kiefer Sutherland. As previously announced, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY will make its historic debut in the summer of 2014 on FOX.

“‘24’ has always had such a global sensibility,” said Sutherland, who also serves as an executive producer on the event series. “But to be able to tell this intense ‘24’-style story with the beauty of Europe’s history and architecture as the backdrop is going to be fascinating. Hopefully, by the time you’re finished watching an episode, you’ll feel like you’ve been there…on the edge of your seat.”

Co-showrunner and executive producer Evan Katz added, “We wanted the show’s return to be an event, and part of that was putting Jack in a very different context. Four years ago, we left Jack a fugitive from justice and we’re going to pick him up four years later in London.”

Co-showrunner and executive producer Manny Coto continued, “Jack is soon back on the run and it takes us into the streets of London and in places that break new ground for the show. We’ve shot in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Cape Town — but now we’re in London and Jack’s loose on the streets of Europe, hunted by and hunting bad guys.”

Originally premiering November 6, 2001, “24” was nominated for a total of 73 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Over the course of eight seasons, and a two-hour telefilm, Sutherland garnered seven Emmy Award nominations and one win for Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series. While the series gained global recognition, Sutherland’s portrayal of the legendary character penetrated the American psyche like no other dramatic television character to become part of the cultural lexicon.

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television in association with Teakwood Lane Productions. Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer and Kiefer Sutherland will executive produce, along with an additional team to be announced. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran.

(Via Press Release)

Sleepy Hollow Renewed for Season 2

3 10 2013


Premiere Episode Surpasses 22 Million Viewers Across Platforms

Next All-New Episode Airs Monday, October 7, on FOX

FOX will delve into a second season of the hit action/adventure series SLEEPY HOLLOW, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“The show has proven to be a risk well worth taking – it’s a conceptual blast unlike anything else on television and it all holds together with inventive writing and a fantastic cast,” said Reilly. “I can’t wait for fans to experience what else is in store for this fall and even more of this wild ride into Season Two.”

The series premiere of SLEEPY HOLLOW earned a 5.0/13 rating among Adults 18-49 and drew 13.6 million viewers after three additional days of time-shifted viewing, making it FOX’s most successful fall drama premiere since the debut of “24” in November 2001. In fact, with its encore, post-three-day playback on DVR and VOD, and its streaming on and, the series premiere of SLEEPY HOLLOW has already drawn an audience of more than 22 million. In Week Three, SLEEPY HOLLOW showed increasing retention, delivering a 3.0/8 rating and holding 97% of the prior week’s Adults 18-49 delivery.

In the next all-new episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW, “The Lesser Key of Solomon,” airing Monday, Oct. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) and Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) search for Abbie’s estranged sister, Jenny (guest star Lyndie Greenwood), who has escaped from a Sleepy Hollow psychiatric hospital. In a game-changing episode, which includes flashbacks to the real Boston Tea Party, Abbie and Ichabod discover more about the evil they are facing.

SLEEPY HOLLOW is a thrilling mystery-adventure drama series spanning two and a half centuries, in which a resurrected Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) pairs up with a present-day police lieutenant (Nicole Beharie) to save the enigmatic town of Sleepy Hollow – and the world – from unprecedented evil.

From K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television, SLEEPY HOLLOW is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman (“Hawaii Five-0,” “Underworld” and “Total Recall”). The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, Mark Goffman, Ken Olin and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot. “Like” SLEEPY HOLLOW on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @SleepyHollowFOX and join the discussion at #sleepyhollow.

Fox’s “Enlisted” Premiere Date Change

21 09 2013

(Press Release) In order to take advantage of our winter sports promotional platform, new comedy ENLISTED, starring Geoff Stults (“The Finder”), Chris Lowell (“Veronica Mars”) and Parker Young (“Suburgatory”), will premiere on Friday, Jan. 10 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), following all-new episodes of BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and RAISING HOPE (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.EnlistedonFox

As previously announced, BONES will make its time period premiere when the drama series moves from Mondays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) to Fridays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Nov. 8. This fall, all-new episodes of BONES will be followed by one hour of all-new, back-to-back installments of RAISING HOPE (9:00-9:30 PM and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), which makes its Season Four premiere on Nov. 8.

ENLISTED is a new military-set family comedy that centers on three brothers who, when the best of the best are sent overseas, stay behind to try to keep the post in order. Staff Sergeant PETE HILL (Stults) was on a path for a huge military career until one mistake overseas got him booted stateside to Fort McGee, the post in Florida where his two younger brothers are stationed. Now, as their platoon sergeant, Pete must serve both as big brother and military boss. Corporal DERRICK HILL (Lowell) is the middle brother – smart and sarcastic, he likes to stir up trouble and doesn’t really care about being a soldier. Private RANDY HILL (Young), on the other hand, loves it. Between clean-up duty at a parade, human-grease-bowling and assorted soldierly pranks, they will inadvertently discover the key to strengthening their long-lost childhood bonds.

Fort McGee Rear D is run by Command Sergeant Major DONALD CODY (Emmy Award winner Keith David, “Cloud Atlas,” “The Cape”), a firm but fair man who served with the brothers’ late father. Sergeant Major Cody promised to look out for them, so he brought all the brothers to the post to fulfill that promise. Also under Cody’s command is the confident, funny, tough and beautiful Staff Sergeant JILL PEREZ (Angelique Cabral, “Friends with Benefits”), who is the same rank as Pete and leads another Rear D platoon on post, all the while challenging Pete’s decisions at every turn.

ENLISTED is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Kevin Biegel is creator and executive producer, and Mike Royce serves as an executive producer. “Like” ENLISTED on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @ENLISTEDonFOX and join the discussion using #enlisted. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @ENLISTEDonFOX.

Photo Shoot: Enlisted on Fox

7 09 2013

“ENLISTED” premieres on Fox Broadcasting on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 9:30 Eastern/8:30 Central time.

First Look: “Enlisted”

18 07 2013

This show will be on the fast track for renewal for season 2. I laughed as hard and as often in “ENLISTED” as I do for “New Girl” or “The Mindy Project.”

After an incident in Afghanistan, Sergeant Pete Hill (Geoff Stults) is reassigned to Rear Detachment Unit at Fort McGee (fictional name) in Florida where his brothers, Derrick (Chris Lowell) and Randy (Parker Young), are. Upon his return, Sgt. Major Donald Cody (Keith David) gives his unit a mission. Pete wants to be anywhere but here. He feels this is beneath his supersoldier status.

The feel of the show is reminiscent of the beloved classic “Stripes” but with faster line delivery with snappier comments like: “I’m going to watch ‘The Hurt Locker’ to cheer myself up.” Baron Vaughn (who I adore from Fairly Legal) plays the civilian contractor “Wallace” who is the thorn in the unit’s side. He has set up War Games with an Italian troop he is certain will win. Leading another unit at Fort McGee is the lovely Angelique Cabral who plays Sergeant Jill Perez. There is chemistry between Jill and Pete.

Through the eyes of his fellow soldiers, he remembers what is important. Not only are his brothers family, but his unit also become family and family sticks together through the good, the bad and the ugly. Pete learns that there are no small jobs in the Army and fulfilling his original mission is more important than the game.

If people don’t get hung up on whether or not things are Army regulation or not (for example the nail polish one unit member is wearing that does not fit the code), or whether certain behaviors would be tolerated in a real Army unit, they will definitely enjoy this show. Put this show on your “must-watch” list for the fall.  Thanks again to Fox VIP and Fox Broadcasting for the privilege of seeing the pilot.

“ENLISTED” premieres on Fox Broadcasting on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 9:30 Eastern/8:30 Central time.

First Look: Sleepy Hollow

6 07 2013

Heads….will…roll! This show will make ‘headlines’ when it premieres! When it comes to the Headless Horseman, jokes like these will be abundant. What is no joke is this show. The first episode lays out exactly what this show is about and where it plans to take you. In order to create the series, this version of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow deviates from the original story quite a bit, but that does not take anything away from the drama and suspense. The storytelling in the first episode is tight.

Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) wakes up in our time. The Headless Horseman (Richard Cetrone) is here, too. Their bond was forged in blood. Can you imagine waking up 250 years later and everything that has changed? There are roads, computers, the internet, abolition of slavery, and Starbucks! The “B” story in this is all the wonders Ichabod discovers and his reactions to them. He joins forces with a woman police officer, Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), who reports to Captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones). The first episode also features Clancy Brown who plays Sheriff August Corbin and John Cho who plays Andy Dunn. After seeing the first episode, I am going to predict that this will be similar to “The Following” where you just cannot count on many people being safe with the exception of the leads of Crane and the Headless Horseman.

If you love mystery and intrigue sprinkled in with elements of the supernatural, a battle being forces of good and evil that are leading to the apocalypse, this show should be on your radar for the fall. It premieres on Fox on Monday, September 15, 2013 9 PM Eastern/8 PM Central time.

My thanks once again to Fox Broadcasting and the FOX VIP program for the privilege of watching the pilot episode.


Fox’s “Dads” with Seth Green & Giovanni Ribisi

14 05 2013

Trailer For Dads on Fox:

Behind the scenes on Dads on Fox: