The New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff visited the set of Running Wilde and found a group of people working on a show with not-great ratings that’s being held to impossibly high standards. It’s kind of sad; they seem resigned to being canceled already:
But the “Running Wilde” pilot they devised, Mr. Arnett acknowledged, tried too hard for laughs at the expense of establishing a believable relationship between his and Ms. Russell’s characters.“We were too busy trying to get to what we think is funny, and what other people might not,” he said. “We just realized how many blind spots we had.”
I still think that the show, given another handful of episodes, has the potential to be great. Of course, it also has the potential to spin its wheels and never get great. We should know within the next couple of weeks if it’ll get the chance to go for the former scenario.