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Exclusive: Suburgatory's Parker Young Joins Fox's Enlisted — Buh-Bye Ryan Shay?

Parker-YoungMajor spoiler alert, Suburgatory fans: Ryan Shay and his six-pack abs appear to be heading for greener pastures.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Parker Young has landed a series regular role in Enlisted, Fox’s military-themed comedy pilot from Cougar Town cocreator Kevin Biegel.

The single-camera project is based on Biegel’s relationship with his siblings and follows three very different brothers working together in the Army at a small base in Florida.

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Young will play Private Randy Waits, the endearing kid brother of Derrick and Pete (The Finder‘s Geoff Stults). Randy’s a gung ho soldier with a heart of gold who unfortunately has a habit of destroying really expensive military equipment.

Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek recently confirmed to TVLine that Parker’s character, Ryan, would head off to college in May’s season finale. But she insisted the actor would be back next season. “He’s good,” said the EP. “He’s safe.”

But sources indicate that Young’s deal with Enlisted is in “first position,” which means if the comedy gets ordered to series by Fox and ABC renews Suburgatory for a third season (as is expected), Enlisted is his first priority.

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40 Comments
  1. Brandy says:

    This is interesting. I guess the actor wanted a larger role? Can’t fault him.

    • iMember says:

      Or because he’s a senior in Suburgatory and it has sort of hinted that he’ll be heading away to college with all of the football scouts looking at him.

  2. Aleksa says:

    Noooooooooo (deep breath) ooooooo! He’s so funny on Suburgatory.

    • mimi says:

      yes he’s cute and I don’t WANT HIM 2 LEAVE AT ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL
      STAYYYYY IF I WAS ON THAT SHOW I WOULD MARRY HIM NOT BY HIS LOOKS BY HIS PERSONALITY ……. :)

  3. Esaul says:

    He is a funny character, but I’m not too fond of him personally.

  4. ggny says:

    I think it more thinking Suburgatory isnt gonna get another season.

  5. Ev says:

    I’m guessing he’ll be back at Suburgatory as I don’t see this pilot being picked up. Nearly every Fox comedy pilot is looking in better shape. Suburg will get another season, there’s no doubt about it.

  6. Teag says:

    Good for him. He’s a funny guy.

  7. Carrie says:

    I can understand him wanting a lead role, but I’d prefer to see more of him on “Suburgatory”. He’s hilarious. They should make him a regular.

  8. Ann says:

    Oh no! Not The Body!!

  9. madhatter360 says:

    My guess is that he’ll go from regular on Suburgatory to guest star who’s in all the holiday episodes plus a few extras.

    • Teag says:

      He was never a regular. Always recurring.

    • Ann says:

      If his show on FOX gets picked up, it’s not likely FOX would allow the star of their new show to appear on another comedy, on another network, produced by other people. If his new show gets picked up, Ryan Shay will be off to college and never seen again…until his show on FOX gets cancelled.

      • Deena says:

        Martha Plimpton is on Raising Hope on Fox and has made numerous appearances on The Good Wife on CBS. Even won an Emmy for it.

  10. Bruce_F says:

    Eugene Goldfarb: No longer living a lie (on Suburgatory)

  11. Just Pat says:

    he is so hot with his muscles and tight jeans. great butt. his character is funny but saw him on craig ferguson and didn’t come across as a nice guy.

  12. Billy says:

    He’s a senior on the show isn’t he…so it’s only plausible that he would be graduating at the end on the season…so he is probably going to be downgraded to a guest star only appearing in 2 or 3 episodes…unless they go for the Ryan Murphy route and have us suspend belief and think he will hang around his high school with all of his free time…This pilot sounds great would be a great companion to the Tuesday night comedy block…hopefully it gets picked up :-)

  13. Lauren says:

    Oh that sucks for Suburgatory, but good for him. I hope he pops back for some guest starring spots if he can fit it in (if the show gets picked up).

  14. David4 says:

    He is so hot.

    Fox comedies are a failure. He goes off to college and can stop by a few times next season if his other show gets picked up.

  15. Dena says:

    Would be bummed b/c I actually like him & Tessa together!

  16. Elyse says:

    aw man :( ill miss him on Suburgatory but ill check out any show he’s on!

  17. dude says:

    I love Ryan and Tessa :(

  18. Luke says:

    Since he is a senior, he is going off to college next season, so I am sure he can still recur with visits, as well as appear on that other show.

  19. Deena says:

    The entire Shay family is just a riot on that show. Long live Eugene Goldfarb!

  20. RobMF says:

    Geoff Stults is in this? If it gets Ordered to series It probably wont last long. I like the guy but nothing he does ever lasts. I’m still bitter about October Road & Happy Town & Ben and Kate & Reunion.

  21. 123rach123 says:

    Does anyone know when season 3 will air? i’m so exited to se it.

  22. mimi says:

    I don’t WANT HIM 2 LEAVE HE IS SOOOOOOOO FUNNY YOU WOULD LOSE A LOT OF FANSSSS WITHOUT HIM AND IF I WAS ON THAT SHOW I WOULD TOTALLY MARRY HIM NOT BY HIS LOOKS BY HIS PERSONALITY SO HOPE YOUR ON THERE NEXT SEASON
    I LOVE YOU PARKER YOUNGGGGGGG :))))))))<3

  23. MARRY says:

    NOOOOO!! SUBURGATORY ISN´T GONNA BE THE SAME WITHOUT RYAN SHAY!! HE WAS THE REASSON WHY I STARTED WATCHING THIS PROGRAM

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