Yahoo, resurrector of the fallen, or scavenger of trash? That depends on your love for the shows they seem intent on saving. After picking up the beloved Community for a short sixth season, both Deadline and The Wrap are reporting that the uh, website, is in talks to take on the canceled FOX show Enlisted as well.
Enlisted never had the chance to grow and gain the same kind of cult audience Community had, but it had its fans nonetheless, including many critics who deemed it one of the best new shows of the season. Here’s what it was all about:
“Three very different brothers, each soldiers in the U.S. Army, find themselves all assigned to the same unit: the fictional A Company, 2nd Battalion, 618th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 18th Infantry Division (Mechanized), at the fictional Fort McGee, located in Florida. While the majority of the base is deployed overseas, the two younger brothers (Derrick and Randy) are assigned to rear detachment – the soldiers left behind to take care of the base. The oldest brother, Staff Sergeant Pete Hill, is returned stateside from Afghanistan after punching a superior officer. He is assigned to supervise a platoon of misfits that includes his brothers. While working together, the brothers are able to renew and strengthen their childhood bonds.”
There’s nothing final yet, but I wonder if Yahoo can still get the cast together, as I doubt they had any idea they would even have a chance to be saved in a move like this.
What do you think of Yahoo’s new plan to pick up praised but low-rated cast-offs of other channels? Do you think that’s a viable plan for producing original content going forward? Does anyone even understand how to watch TV shows on Yahoo at this point?
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