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Keri Russell in Talks for a Return to Primetime

by Kim Potts, posted Mar 10th 2010 10:00AM
It's only the best thing that could happen to a 'Felicity' fan, next to that reunion we've been dreaming of since 2002: Keri Russell is in talks to make a full-time return to primetime in the Fox comedy pilot 'Wilde Kingdom.'

Adding to the fun: The series would pair Russell with 'Arrested Development' funnyman Will Arnett, who plays Steve Wilde, a wealthy Beverly Hills jerk who falls for a kind-hearted, environmentally-minded woman (Russell). She, of course, thinks he's a giant tool and wants nothing to do with him or his playboy ways.It's only the best thing that could happen to a 'Felicity' fan, next to that reunion we've been dreaming of since 2002: Keri Russell is in talks to make a full-time return to primetime in the Fox comedy pilot 'Wilde Kingdom.'

Adding to the fun: The series would pair Russell with 'Arrested Development' funnyman Will Arnett, who plays Steve Wilde, a wealthy Beverly Hills jerk who falls for a kind-hearted, environmentally-minded woman (Russell). She, of course, thinks he's a giant tool and wants nothing to do with him or his playboy ways.

'Wilde' also serves as a reunion for Arnett and 'Arrested Development' creator Mitch Hurwitz, who co-wrote the pilot with Arnett and Jim Vallely and who will also direct the pilot episode.

As for Russell, aside from a two-episode guest stint on 'Scrubs' and an appearance in the TNT Western miniseries 'Into the West,', 'Wilde' would be her first TV project since the J.J. Abrams-created 'Felicity' ended its four-season run on the WB in 2002. The star has instead focused on big-screen roles, including Abrams' 'Mission: Impossible III,' Adam Sandler's 'Bedtime Stories,' the recent Harrison Ford/Brendan Fraser drama 'Extraordinary Measures' and the fantastic indie dramedy 'Waitress.'

And as for Arnett and Hurwitz, here's hoping their new sitcom project will help push the two to finally get that much-anticipated 'Arrested Development' big-screen movie into production.

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