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Pilot View: Fox's new comedy, 'Running Wilde'

June 30, 2010 |  8:41 am

Editor’s note: We offer you our first impressions of the original pilots for fall shows. Keep in mind that these are not reviews and that the networks may make significant changes to these shows before they air. We reserve the right to love them or hate them more later.

"Running Wilde" is a single-camera comedy about Steve Wilde, a wealthy playboy who has never worked a day in his life and gotten everything he wanted -- except the love of his life, Emmy. The daughter of a former housekeeper, Emmy is a bleeding-heart humanitarian who has been living in the Amazon rainforest, trying to save the world. Problem is, her 12-year-old daughter is ready for a normal life. They find each other 20 years after their breakup.

Who's in it: Will Arnett as Steve Wilde, Keri Russell as Emmy, and Stefania Owen ("The Lovely Bones").

Who made it: Will Arnett, Mitch Hurwitz and Jim Vallely of "Arrested Development").

Thumbs up: Arnett and Russell have nice chemistry, and Owen holds her own, especially with the voiceover.

Thumbs down: We had high hopes for this because of the casting and writing pedigree, but we didn't laugh much. There were no surprises.

Verdict: Based on who is involved with it, we'll give it another look. But we're not excited.

-- Maria Elena Fernandez

Video Credit: Fox


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