Running Wilde Gets Run Out of Town

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... Fox has officially pulled Running Wilde from its schedule. We all knew this was coming what with the show's dismal ratings and unfunny comedy, but it's still bewildering to see a show with such talent (Will Arnett, David Cross, Mitch Horowitz) stink as badly as it did. I'll miss the potential, but not what I saw. There's no word on when the final five episodes will air, but consider it canceled. [EW]

... Jimmy Fallon is being groomed to become the next person to get totally shafted in some horrible late-night mess. According to one report, NBC is already molding Fallon to take over as host for The Tonight Show when Jay Leno is put out to pasture. [NY Post]

... Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel has been given a two-year extension on his contract as host of Jimmy Kimmel Live. This is good news, because Kimmel is actually fun to watch. [NY Times]

... Hugh Jackman was injured while performing a stunt for his entrance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He zip-lined right into the stage... with his face. Ouch. Now we're even for Viva Laughlin, Hugh. [NY Times]

... The U.S. adaptation of Brit sci-fi hit Torchwood is finalizing its cast, with the latest addition being Mekhi Phifer as CIA agent Rex Matheson. Phifer was last seen on Lie to Me. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Showtime is going with House of Lies, a dark comedy starring the awesome Don Cheadle. The show, based on the book "House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time," follows a management consultant as he steals watches and tells people the time. Figuratively speaking, of course. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Adam Scott (Party Down, Parks and Recreation) is producing My Son Gomez for NBC. The show is about a womanizing bachelor who takes in a youngster. My guess is his life will be turned upside down, lessons will be learned, and the two will become the best of friends! Hooray for predictability! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Virginia Madsen, who was once nominated for an Oscar, will step into the acting vortex known The Event. Madsen will play the widow of a senator who takes his post and vows to maintain his legacy. She will probably also have some really horrible lines of dialogue and possibly be involved in a plotline that takes 40 minutes when it could have been solved in two. [Deadline Hollywood]

... David Hasselhoff is taking his talents to England. Days after it was announced that his reality series was pulled after just two episodes, the Hoff has been announced as the new judge for Britain's Got Talent. Sorry, Britain. But feel free to keep him as long as you like. [Guardian]


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