The Army Show
Created byJ.J. Wall
Written by
  • Peter Aronson
  • Caroline Case
Directed by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkThe WB
ReleaseSeptember 13 (1998-09-13) –
December 13, 1998 (1998-12-13)

The Army Show is an American sitcom television series that aired on The WB, first shown on September 13 and ended its run on December 13, 1998. The plot follows an army sergeant, played by David Anthony Higgins, who must take charge of a group of soldiers at Fort Bendix, Florida, while hiding his profitable schemes from his higher class officers.



The show is about a former hacker named John Caesar (John Sencio) who joins the United States Army instead of going to prison, and is enlisted at a fictional military complex known as Fort Bendix.[1] The camp is under the supervision of master sergeant David Hopkins (David Anthony Higgins). After an official from The Pentagon visits the camp and finds the recruits misbehaving, the show then deals with the recruits' attempts to keep the camp open.[2]


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No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Rob SchillerJ.J. WallSeptember 13, 1998 (1998-09-13)
2"The New Captain"UnknownUnknownSeptember 20, 1998 (1998-09-20)
3"Fantasy Camp"Rob SchillerChris HenchySeptember 27, 1998 (1998-09-27)
4"Shipping Out"Rob SchillerJ.J. WallOctober 4, 1998 (1998-10-04)
5"The Military Ball"Rob SchillerDavid RaetherOctober 11, 1998 (1998-10-11)
6"I'll See Your Five and Raise You an Eddie"Rob SchillerCaroline CaseOctober 18, 1998 (1998-10-18)
7"Have I Got a Deal for You"Brian K. RobertsJoe KeyesOctober 25, 1998 (1998-10-25)
8"Area 52"Rob SchillerMaryanne MelloanNovember 1, 1998 (1998-11-01)
9"Eddie Goes to College"Brian K. RobertsCaroline CaseNovember 8, 1998 (1998-11-08)
10"An Officer and a Gentleman"Brian K. RobertsWill ForteNovember 15, 1998 (1998-11-15)
11"J. Paul Caesar"John FerraroPeter Aronson & Chris HenchyNovember 22, 1998 (1998-11-22)
12"The Visitor"John FerraroJ.J. WallDecember 6, 1998 (1998-12-06)
13"Paymaster"Rob SchillerDavid Raether & Maryanne MelloanDecember 13, 1998 (1998-12-13)

Critical reception

Anthony Shoemaker of the Dayton Daily News wrote that "This extremely stupid sitcom surrounding a band of misfits at a forgotten Army compound is one of the worst television programs I have seen."[2]


  1. ^ Boedeker, Hal (September 12, 1998). "The WB's 'Army Show' is a loser". Orlando Sentinel. ProQuest 279212930. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Shoemaker, Anthony (September 13, 1998). "'The Army Show' deserves the boot". Dayton Daily News. ProQuest 254130907. Retrieved May 22, 2022.