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Fox Pulls 'Running Wilde,' Jane Lynch to Guest on 'The Simpsons' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 14th 2010 6:30PM
Running WildeFox has pulled the remaining five episodes of 'Running Wilde' from its schedule.

The Will Arnett/Keri Russell comedy has been plagued with bad reviews and ratings since its launch. Fox pulled the series from its schedule once before in November.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the final five episodes -- including a one-hour finale -- will not air at all this month. The network said they will air eventually, but did not indicate a date.

In other TV news ...

Jane Lynch will guest star on 'The Simpsons.' The recent Golden Globe nominee will play Roz, Homer's new assistant at the power plant. Lynch recorded her lines last week. [EW]

Bravo's Andy Cohen has gotten a promotion. The 'Watch What Happens: Live' host has been named executive vice president of original programming and development at the cable network. He will continue to oversee the development slate of the network as well as host 'Watch What Happens: Live.' [Broadcasting & Cable]

David Hasselhoff has joined the judging panel of 'Britain's Got Talent.' The former 'Baywatch' star whose reality series was pulled by A&E after two episodes will sit on the panel alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Michael McIntyre. [Guardian]

'Matrix' star Carrie-Anne Moss will star in a Lifetime pilot. Moss will play Ann Brown, a leading celebrity psychologist whose personal life is falling apart. The character moves to a small town and becomes the chief of the psych ward at her sister's teaching hospital. [Deadline Hollywood]

Kathy Griffin is back on CNN for New Years Eve. The comic will co-host with Anderson Cooper for the fourth year. [TVbytheNumbers]

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The humor is too witty and fast-paced for most drooling TV watchers. They never promoted it and the opening and title are lame. Like Arrested Development it'll die out because there is no place on tv for a truly smart funny sitcom and hasnt been since the 80s brought on all the crappy ones and were replaced by "reality" shows in the 90s to satisfy the brain-dead zombie masses who want so badly to believe that they are what reality truly is.

December 26 2010 at 1:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It wasn't that great of a show anyway. Now if they could get rid of the Cleveland Show (crap) and the new one they are putting in its place Burger something(?). The previews looks like that one is gonna be a bomb too. But I guess you have to give the people what they want and most people will watch anything. Since the average IQ of an American is around 90. Pathetic people.

December 15 2010 at 6:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

CNN...so pathetically predictive

December 15 2010 at 6:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There's a shocker...CNN hires back that sow Kathy Griffin, despite her despicable comments about Palin and family. If she had trashed Obama or Pelosi, she'd be shoveling confetti in Times Square

December 15 2010 at 6:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ellen needs to be pulled, and something more consrtuctive needs to be put in it's place.

December 15 2010 at 5:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Tried once to watch the show and thought it was HORRIBLE!!! It was an awful, awful show. Glad to see it go.

December 15 2010 at 5:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Must need more room for more Gay dancing crap!!

December 15 2010 at 4:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I tried watching this several times. Couldn't get into it. The actual show was not at all what I expected after watching the promotions for it--they were funny. I really do like "Raising Hope." I "hope" they don't get rid of that one.

December 15 2010 at 4:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They should have just used the same writers for Rising Grace.

December 15 2010 at 4:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to BluesDaddy411's comment

Raising Hope?

December 16 2010 at 8:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Are you running out of Lesbians or Gays to host this show>

December 15 2010 at 3:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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