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Will Fox Cancel 'Running Wilde' to Make Way for 'Breaking in'?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 11th 2010 8:10AM
Christian Slater, October 2010In news that could spell the end for struggling sitcom 'Running Wilde,' we hear that Fox execs may pick up Christian Slater's new comedy, 'Breaking In,' as a midseason replacement.

According to deadline.com, Fox is in negotiations with Sony Pictures TV for a midseason order. Although the show's pilot tested well, the network passed on the series in May. However, they kept the project alive by ordering two scripts in June. This led Sony to extend the options on the cast, which means they should still be available if Fox decides to go ahead and order several episodes.

'Breaking In' is a single-camera workplace sitcom, set in a digital security firm. Sources say that Fox will use it to replace the chronically underperforming 'Running Wilde' in the 9:30PM ET slot on Tuesdays, airing after 'American Idol'.

Christian Slater signed on for the series back in March, and will reportedly play the lead role. The pilot was written by written by Adam F. Goldberg ('Aliens in the Attic') and directed by Seth Gordon ('The Office'), and cast members included Bret Harrison ('V,' 'Reaper').

'Running Wilde' follows an eccentric billionaire as he tries to win back his high school sweetheart. Although it generated plenty of pre-season buzz, it's faced steadily sinking ratings since the beginning, and reports of its imminent demise have been growing. Last month star Will Arnett backed an online fan campaign to save the show, but with Fox openly seeking a replacement, it seems as though he'll be unsuccessful.

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harrisongulla1

this was a great show how could you not like it.

June 11 2012 at 2:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joan

this show Running Wilde is the worst show I have ever seen..no I take that back..the show before it Raising Grace is the worst, this one is 2nd worst. Slater's show "THe Forgotten" was actually pretty good

November 11 2010 at 7:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeremy

Why is this even news? 99% of the shows on Fox rarely last more than a handful of episodes.

November 11 2010 at 7:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
teltech54

The ratings are going down because the show is getting progressively worse. I had to stop watching it. It was putting me to sleep.

November 11 2010 at 5:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
brianopnmndd

When Fox finally gets around to cancelling their propagnda..... er..... "NEWS"..... then we're talkin'!!!

November 11 2010 at 5:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Lisa

Ha!! Won't happen!! They're number 1!!!! Deal with it!

November 11 2010 at 6:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

It is absolutely amazing how those on the Left respond to the word "FOX"... I am sure most have no idea that FOX is made up of several different divisions . Now really, Fox News and Fox Entertainment are two different things.. That being said, the overall ratings of anything FOX is better then what else is offered.

November 11 2010 at 5:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
trmnatr2

Never even knew it was on,wont miss it.

November 11 2010 at 4:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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sknkdg

I enjoy the show, but not as much as its creator Mitchell Hurwitz's earlier shows "Arrested Development" and "Sit Down, Shut Up".

November 11 2010 at 5:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Motorpro

I was hoping it was Glenn Beck

November 11 2010 at 3:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mem

Running Wilde is a great show, it's 1 of the 5 shows I watch on Fox. Less they forget, American Idol has "jumped the shark" and they are going to need some quality shows to fill in the schedule.

November 11 2010 at 3:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ssinggs

I think the show should have a chance to build it's fan base. The network should commit to making the show a success and sometimes that just means to give it a little more time.

November 18 2010 at 10:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
moniquewhitbeck

Why don't we just cancel Fox?????

November 11 2010 at 3:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Lisa

Dumb ass comment.

November 11 2010 at 6:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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