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

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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.



Comments (40)

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

    Comment by Brandy – February 28, 2013 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by iMember – March 1, 2013 03:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Noooooooooo (deep breath) ooooooo! He’s so funny on Suburgatory.

    Comment by Aleksa – February 28, 2013 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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 ……. :)

      Comment by mimi – April 17, 2013 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooooo! :(

    Comment by S – February 28, 2013 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I feel the same way….We Love You Ryan Shay!!!

      Comment by Kemani's Mommy – April 15, 2013 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He is a funny character, but I’m not too fond of him personally.

    Comment by Esaul – February 28, 2013 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it more thinking Suburgatory isnt gonna get another season.

    Comment by ggny – February 28, 2013 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And why wouldn’t it? I haven’t come across anything that indicates otherwise.

      Comment by Esaul – February 28, 2013 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Ev – February 28, 2013 06:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good for him. He’s a funny guy.

    Comment by Teag – February 28, 2013 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Carrie – February 28, 2013 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh no! Not The Body!!

    Comment by Ann – February 28, 2013 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOO!

    Comment by qeee – February 28, 2013 08:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by madhatter360 – February 28, 2013 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He was never a regular. Always recurring.

      Comment by Teag – March 1, 2013 12:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Ann – March 1, 2013 06:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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.

        Comment by Deena – March 1, 2013 12:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eugene Goldfarb: No longer living a lie (on Suburgatory)

    Comment by Bruce_F – February 28, 2013 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Just Pat – February 28, 2013 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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 :-)

    Comment by Billy – February 28, 2013 10:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He is not on that many episodes now. Like his character. Not the show, that much. Most of the people on it are just plain ugly.

      Comment by Larry Edwards – April 11, 2013 12:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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).

    Comment by Lauren – February 28, 2013 10:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by David4 – February 28, 2013 11:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would be bummed b/c I actually like him & Tessa together!

    Comment by Dena – February 28, 2013 11:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • aw man :( ill miss him on Suburgatory but ill check out any show he’s on!

    Comment by Elyse – March 1, 2013 02:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Ryan and Tessa :(

    Comment by dude – March 1, 2013 06:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Luke – March 1, 2013 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The entire Shay family is just a riot on that show. Long live Eugene Goldfarb!

    Comment by Deena – March 1, 2013 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by RobMF – March 1, 2013 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does anyone know when season 3 will air? i’m so exited to se it.

    Comment by 123rach123 – April 10, 2013 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by mimi – April 17, 2013 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOO!! SUBURGATORY ISN´T GONNA BE THE SAME WITHOUT RYAN SHAY!! HE WAS THE REASSON WHY I STARTED WATCHING THIS PROGRAM

    Comment by MARRY – April 28, 2013 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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