Cancelled, but not going down without a fight. With Enlisted currently being shopped to other networks while Fox burns off the remaining episodes of the comedy series, executive producer Mike Royce has revealed that a streaming service would be his ideal savior for the series.
Speaking to Huff Post’s Maureen Ryan, he said:
“I feel like it’s a perfect streaming show. It’s very fast-paced and there are a lot of jokes” that you can go back and watch again. And though he recognizes that many networks and streaming services want to develop their own content in-house, he noted that “the guy who picked up ‘JAG’ from CBS is a genius.”
However, with Enlisted set to make the cancellation graveyard its home unless something remarkable happens, Royce opened up on the woes of having the show axed, per TVGuide:
“Television is the only medium where they usually make you stop telling the story before you’re done. If you write a movie or a book, maybe no one will ever see or read it, but you get to finish the story. In the music business, you get to finish the song; rarely does someone knock the mic out of your hands because you’re losing males 18-34.
“Only in television do you get stopped before you’re done. Often when you’re just getting to the good part. That’s what happened with Enlisted.