About the TV Show
france world war ii u.s. army racism military sitcom
First Air Date: October 05, 1973
|First Aired on||:||1973|
|Created By||:||Gene Reynolds,Larry Gelbart|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||12 episodes in 1 Seasons|
Roll Out is an American sitcom that aired Friday evenings on CBS during the 1973-1974 television season. Starring nightclub comedian Stu Gilliam and Hilly Hicks, and featuring Ed Begley, Jr. and Garrett Morris, the series was set in France during World War II and was loosely based on the 1952 film Red Ball Express. Actor Jimmy Lydon, familiar as a juvenile lead in the 1940s, was cast as an Army captain. His character's name was Henry Aldrich: the same name he used in Paramount's comedy features of the forties.