Running Wilde Gets Yanked From Fox's Schedule

By Stefanie Lee

Nov 12, 2010

... As if (potentially) being pushed aside for Christian Slater isn't enough, Running Wilde is now being pulled during sweeps to make room for... Raising Hope reruns. That's gotta hurt. [THR]

... ABC has awarded Castle with two more episodes, which brings the show's season total to 24. More Nathan Fillion is always a good thing. [EW]

... Darren Criss' dreamy a capella version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" from Tuesday's episode of Glee could be the show's most popular single to date. It's virtually flying off the iTunes shelves! [THR]

... The ratings for Conan continue to decline as viewers' curiosity wanes, but not all is lost: Coco's numbers are still very respectable. [Deadline]

... NBC is trying to convince Friday Night Lights actress Connie Britton to get in on The Event. If all goes as planned, she'll play a senator's wife who tries to take over her husband's seat when he dies. That doesn't sound very Tami Taylor-like, now does it? [Deadline]

... FOX is developing a sitcom based on the former grocery store rag Weekly World News. How they're going to create a show around a tabloid is beyond me, but stranger things have happened. [Variety]

... Daily Show alum and former Bernie Mac Show executive producer Larry Wilmore is developing a new sitcom about a family who becomes the subject of a documentary. He is aware of Modern Family, right? [THR]

... Time for some casting news: Amy Pietz is going to star on a new ABC Family show called Nine Lives, Dexter actress Courtney Ford is headed to True Blood to play Andy Bellefleur's sister, and Hung's Alanna Ubach is going to woo Ray Romano on Men of a Certain Age. [Deadline, Deadline, and EW]

... This season is the most-watched NFL season ever. I am completely not surprised by this news, because with TVs, smart phones, DVRs, and the internet, it's kind of hard not to watch something that's on all the time. [Washington Post]

... It turns out that Glee might scale back the plans for its post-Super Bowl episode. This disappoints me greatly. Ryan Murphy needs to just get the Michael Jackson episode out of the way! [Movieline]

... BBC's The Misfits might soon be ruined remade for American TV. Can't anyone come up with an original idea anymore? BBC News]

... BRAVO's Work of Art was renewed for a second season. Sarah Jessica Parker is still employed! [NYMag.com]


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  • ninininja1 Nov 15, 2010

    Running Wilde was kinda painful to watch, so yeah. :D

  • KingofIPirates Nov 15, 2010

    Not surprising, humor was simply inconsistent and few and far between

  • BeachfrontGlass Nov 14, 2010

    Conan is soooo much funnier now then he was on the Tonight Show... Without the big budget we get more of Conan being Conan than expensive stunts and crap. Each episode is getting better and better now! I find myself laughing my A$$ off. Of course I don't count as a viewer because I don't have cable and am forced to watch illegally....

  • tjaman Nov 14, 2010

    The first season of "Work of Art" was seriously awful, had nothing to do with art, creativity or process, and it's the only show out there I watch to see how distressingly bad television can be. Even "The Fashion Show" is less derivative and "The Fashion Show" is /completely/ derivative. That said, "Running Wilde" was even worse and I'm glad it's gone. Bye-ee. :P

  • staind47 Nov 14, 2010

    First off like the article says, Conan is still pulling decent numbers for basic cable, and everyone knew that viewership was going to decline after the hype died down a bit. So its no surprise at all. I love the new Conan show. Its great.

  • KevinG87 Nov 14, 2010

    us misfits is going to suck just like us being human. i like Glee theme episodes and all, but they need to stop putting so much pressure on them. one a season is more than enough, if they want to do more like Rocky Horror Glee Show where they do tribute to a certain thing instead of a person then that's fine. I love Connie Britton, but i don't want people I like suddenly showing up on a show like that. i'm still kind of iffy on The Event in the first place

  • Notusedname Nov 14, 2010

    It annoys me that FOX can't decide wether to pull the plug on Running Wilde or not, i like the show and would love to know what's up. It's 'Til Death over again. In the end you just wish they will cancel it, just to get some kind of closure.

  • provencrt Nov 13, 2010

    sweet for castle, great for Connie, and i am so afraid for the misfits, i hate it when America takes a British show, and kills it

  • KenCunningham Nov 13, 2010

    I'm still wondering where the rest of last season's True Blood is. I mean really?, I have never been so bored by a "cliff-hanger"

  • sandbur Nov 13, 2010

    I thought Castle was already a "full season", but more new Castle is always welcome. And, Really? Andy Bellefleur has a sister??!! What weirdness will she get up to, I wonder?

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