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Running Wilde: Will Arnett’s New Sitcom; Cancel or Keep It?

Running WildeMany believe that Arrested Development is one of the best sitcoms in TV history. Part of that can be attributed to the talents of Will Arnett. He’s now back on FOX with a new show called Running Wilde. Will it last longer than Development did?

Running Wilde revolves around a spoiled playboy (Arnett) who’s in love with a beautiful environmental activist (Keri Russell). Both try to change the other to see their point of view.

The rest of the cast includes Mel Rodriguez, Peter Serafinowicz, Robert Michael Morris, Stefania Owen, and David Cross.

What do you think of Running Wilde?

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The first episode garnered a disappointing 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.6 million viewers. That put the new series in fourth place in both categories.

It lost more than 20% of its lead-in audience from Raising Hope and almost 10% of viewers didn’t watch the whole episode.

The show’s future will ultimately be decided over the next several weeks but this wasn’t a good start and certainly doesn’t bode well for its future.

So, what do you think? Is Running Wilde a show that you’d watch, week after week? Keep it or cancel it?

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Sally September 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Love it! Hilarious!!!! Absolutely keep it on!


Alex September 29, 2010 at 7:22 am

I agree with dubbsac about it going over most peoples heads. If you don’t get it, you’re stupid. You’re not paying attention. Its not in-your-face humor. Wait for it. Once you catch it, you’ll appreciate it. Very clever. Keep it. Please, please, please. The episodes get better the more you watch them, too.


fan September 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm

i love it! will tune in every week for it!


mimi September 27, 2010 at 12:34 pm

IT ABSOLUTELY DESERVES DESERVES A CHANCE. I love this show and so do all my friends. Fox , “Come On!”


Jeremy Rynek September 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Anyone that was dooped into watching this, or worse liking it, i truly feel bad for you. Fox is definetely gonna cancel it. I have no doubt in my mind. Raisng hope too. LISTEN TO ME NOW: THEIR CANCELING BOTH SHOWS!!! IF YOU WATCHED EITHER ONE OF THE NEW SITCOMS DO NOT WATCH THEM AGAIN ONLY IF YOU LIKE BEING DISSAPPOINTED!!!! FOX WILL CANCEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOX WILL CANCEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOX WILL CANCEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST WATCH!!! ANYONE THAT THINKS I’M ABSOLUTELY NUTS, TELL ME!! AND YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVEN’T WATCHED A FOX SITCOM BEFORE! TIL DEATH, DO NOT DISTURB, THE WAR AT HOME, BROTHERS, HAPPY HOUR???????!!!! RING ANY BELLS????!!!!!!


SG September 26, 2010 at 4:43 am

I agree withg PJ. i sat down to watch this show with my husband and the both of us were like are you kidding me i think we lasted a whole 10 mins into this show if that. The very annoying to me. wish that keri and the daughter were more of the show and not so much about the arrogunt rich guy. i can predict this show already. he will try millons of ways to get her. and eventually she will start to see changes in him. two ways they could run with this show that is predicable. 1. he loses all of his money and has to learn how to deal with it and leans on her for suppport. 2. he is acutually the girls father. good luck FOX another bad show. stick to your drames like bones and house those are the only good things you have going for you!


MK September 24, 2010 at 8:26 am

Missed it but Tivo says they’re repeating the pilot so it’ll tape tomorrow night.


Michelle September 23, 2010 at 9:39 pm

I didn’t like this show at all. I wanted to, but it was very boring.


Tim September 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm

The show was totally cheesy. Cancel it.


PJ September 23, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Wanted to like it…could not watch it…Keri Russel is wasted here!


dubbsac September 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm

FUNNY ASS HELL! the shows getting good rating right now are mindless blah blah blah…… this show is genius. watch it. pay attention. dont let it go over your head. if you like teen moms or real chance of love, your prob to stupid to appreciate this show. says alot about the American viewing audience.


david182 September 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm

the plot is pretty lame, but its funny, well the actors are funny, but i dont see it lasting very long.


jacob.hoffman September 23, 2010 at 11:55 am

i love the show. my roommates love it & we plan on watching it week in and week out.


Greg September 23, 2010 at 11:33 am

I wanted to like this. It seemed a little too hammy but we’ll see. I’ll give it another episode before deleting the Season Pass


Jared September 23, 2010 at 11:23 am

Fox will probably change the time slot (which isn’t the best if you want a show to get more than 6-7 million viewers), which will cause people to lose sight of it and as a result the ratings will drop and they’ll be forced to cancel it. This is Fox’s M.O.


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