Comedy, anyone? After their success with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Fox has done it again. “Enlisted” is a heartfelt single-camera comedy about 3 brothers on an army post in Florida. Staff Sergeant Pete Hill was on a path toward a huge military career until a mistake overseas got him booted to Fort McGee, the post in Florida where his two younger brothers are stationed. Demoted to Platoon Sergeant, Pete must serve as both big brother and military boss. Corporal Derrick Hill (Chris Lowell) is the middle brother who likes to stir up trouble, and who doesn’t really care about being a soldier. Private Randy Hill (Parker Young) is the hyper-goofy youngest brother who loves being a soldier and has big dreams of being G.I. Joe.
The Hill brothers all serve in the Rear D unit comprised of the soldiers left behind when everyone else is deployed. The tasks that these soldiers are ordered to do are definitely different than most soldiers, tasks like mow lawns on post, sort mail, wash tanks, and find lost dogs. But the main job of the soldiers of the Rear D unit is to take care of the families of the deployed soldiers, whatever they need. It is a job that shifts each moment from the thrilling to the mundane to the emotional and back again.
Rear D is run by Command Sergeant Major Donald Cody (Keith David) a firm but fair man who served with the brothers’ late father. Fulfilling his promise to their father, he brought all the boys to the Rear D post to look out for them. Also under Cody’s command is Staff Sergeant Jill Perez (Angelique Cabral) who is the same rank as Pete and leads another Rear D platoon. She gives Pete a hard time challenging his decisions at every turn.
A military set family comedy, “Enlisted” centers on 3 brothers who stay behind to keep their post in order. Between clean up duty and assorted pranks, they will inadvertently discover the key to strengthening their long lost childhood bonds. “Enlisted” premieres on Friday March 14th at 9pm (Central) on Fox.