Articles for Running Wilde Season 1

When you‘re filthy rich and already living in luxury, what else could you want? For Steve Wilde (Will Arnett), it‘s the affections of his childhood sweetheart. Running Wilde is a romantic comedy focusing on his many attempts to win her over no matter what the cost, but it has an intriguing twist. The whole story‘s told from the point of view of a 12-year-old girl.Pompous playboy Steve is the son of an oil tycoon who has never worked one day in his affluent life. He just didn‘t have to, because he gets everything he wants anyway. But Emmy Kadubic (Keri Russell) is proving to be an exception too difficult to sway. Read more »
Former Arrested Development co-stars Jason Bateman and Will Arnett have started a new production company called dumbdumb, which provides "branded content" for companies through funny viral videos. Their first video, one of three shorts for Orbitz gum, is out today. It‘s called "Prom Date," and it co-stars Parks and Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza, as well as The Hangover star Rachel Harris.Watch the video--even if it doesn‘t make you want to buy gum, it will probably make you laugh:  Read more »
This morning FOX announced its fall and mid-season schedule, complete with  seven new shows and some notable changes to the channel‘s biggest shows. Joining the network will be four new comedies and three new dramas, including Running Wilde, a romantic comedy starring Will Arnett (of Arrested Development) and Keri Russell (of Felicity fame). See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>>In spite of the exciting news that Gob Bluth will be returning to FOX, we think the most interesting tidbits that came out of the FOX announcements have to do with the network‘s established shows. American Idol will be getting rid of some of the guest performers and cutting down the results show to 30 minutes, Glee will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot and there will blessedly not be a fall season of So You Think You Can Dance. Here are the full fall and mid-season schedules from FOX, complete with new show synopses: Read more »
Today FOX announced its premiere dates for the fall and the network is putting almost everything into one week, starting Monday, September 20. Nearly every show on the fall schedule will premiere that week including Glee, Bones, Human Target and the new drama Lone Star.The one major wrinkle is Lie to Me. Currently airing its second season Mondays at 8pm, the third season won‘t begin until Wednesday, November 10 at 8pm.  Read more »
How do you make a comedy starring Arrested Development‘s Will Arnett even funnier? Add David Cross.And that‘s just what FOX has done according to The Hollywood Reporter which learned David Cross is joining the cast of the new comedy Running Wilde. Cross will be replacing Andrew Daly as the crazy environmentalist dating Keri Russell‘s character.  Read more »
Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler and husband Will Arnett, star of Arrested Development and Fox‘s upcoming Running Wilde, became parents to their second child today--a boy, Abel James Arnett, joining older brother Archie, two years old.Happy birthday, Abel! Not many infants can say that both their parents are hilarious stars of hit TV shows who are both up for Emmys in a couple weeks. But you can. If you could talk, that is. Read more »
Tonight FOX debuts Running Wilde, one of the most anticipated new comedies of the fall season. Running Wilde is the brainchild of: Will Arnett, Mitch Hurowitz and Jim Vallely, all of Arrested Development fame. A comedy with that pedigree seems like a sure fire hit, right? Unfortunately, Running Wilde leaves a lot to be desired. So what went wrong?As much as it pains me to say this (because I‘ve always liked the guy and keep in mind I have only seen the pilot), Will Arnett may not be a leading man. A little Arnett goes a long way, and so far it has worked out wonderfully for him. He seems to be an in demand guest star for any buzzed about comedy that is looking for some cred. Running Wilde is Arnett‘s first attempt at leading man status (in a TV show), and so far the results are mixed. In Running Wilde, Arnett is playing a variation on his 30 Rock character Devon Banks, which is a variation on his Arrested Development character Gob, which I can only believe is a variation of Arnett himself. But in previous shows Arnett was not the lead character, and therefore wasn‘t around enough to wear on the viewer. Do you really want to sit through 22 minutes of Arnett‘s trademarked gravely whisper? So far Arnett has really only shown us one type of character: the overly confident (but secretly insecure), yet considerably dim, rich snob. Steven Wilde isn‘t much different.  Read more »
After a surprising Monday that saw most new shows succeed (with the exception on FOX‘s Lone Star, which is already on death watch), Tuesday was a lot more stable. Since it‘s the night that features some of the biggest returning champions (NCIS and Dancing with the Stars), this should come as no surprise.  Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.   I watch more TV than anyone I know, between 60 and 70 hours each week, every week. Doing the math, that amounts to roughly 3,500 hours, or nearly 40 percent of my life, spent watching TV in 2010.  Read more »
Do you remember Running Wilde, the Will Arnett sitcom on FOX? It ended abruptly in December with four unaired episodes, and now fans will finally get to see those episodes, but not on FOX.The network has moved Running Wilde to its sister network, FX, and the final four episodes being airing Thursday, April 28 at 10pm.  Read more »

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