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Running Wilde: FOX Not Ordering Back Nine Episodes, Cancelled?

Running WildeTo no surprise, FOX has officially decided not to order any more episodes of Running Wilde. While the Will Arnett sitcom has not been officially cancelled, with ratings this bad, there’s no reason for the network to order season two.

Running Wilde debuted to a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.59 million viewers. The next week’s installment dropped more than 20% in the demo and the numbers continued to tumble each week, hitting a 1.1 rating low. The numbers perked up a little after that but they’re still terrible.

The sitcom has been benched for November sweeps and but is scheduled to return on November 30th. The network has seven original episodes and will air them all before the end of the year on selected Tuesday and Sunday nights. You’ll be able to see them on November 30th and December 7th (Tuesdays), December 12th, 19th and 26th (Sundays), and December 28th (Tuesday). Two episodes will air on the 28th as the “Winter finale.”

There are no plans to bring Running Wilde back to primetime right now and, based on the ratings, the network has no reason to want do so. Fans can however catch repeats on Saturday nights at midnight.

What do you think? What went wrong with Running Wilde? Simply not funny or something else?


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Maddie May 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

This show is soooo hilarious!!!! Me and my whole family love it. I agree with Jo, I’m not surprised mainstream couldn’t appreciate it, there is so much garbage that its all people want now. Critics are always wrong, hardly anyone has good taste.


Jessica May 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Me and my friends love this show! I can’t believe there is not going to be a 2nd season!


Jo January 17, 2012 at 1:41 am

This was a fresh and unique show threaded with smart humor. I’m not surprised mainstream could not appreciate it.


erik September 23, 2011 at 8:57 pm

the show is great it is just fox, always missing when they have a good thing to make way for more TV garbage.


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