The freshman comedy "Enlisted" has gained critical acclaim, but its ratings have been rather mediocre. In an attempt to remedy that, Fox moved "Enlisted" from 9:30 p.m. Friday to the post-"Bones" slot at 9 p.m., bumping "Raising Hope" to the later time slot.
At the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Fox president Kevin Reilly admitted he was disappointed by the show's low ratings, but stood by it, saying, "I just wanted to see that show all the way through. I'm going to hang with it through the 13 and we'll see how the DVR looks."
"Bones" proved to be a strong lead-in for "Raising Hope." But Deadline points out that the show swap might be a bad sign for the veteran comedy.
"Enlisted" airs Friday at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.