Many 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.
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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