“Running Wilde” is FOX’s new romantic comedy starring Will Arnett (“Arrested Development,” “30 Rock”)
as Steve Wilde, a filthy-rich, immature playboy trying desperately to
win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart, Emmy Kadubic (Keri
Russell, “Felicity”), the uber-liberal humanitarian who got
The son of an oil tycoon, Steve hasn’t had to work a day in his life
and has always gotten everything he’s wanted – with one exception: the
love of Emmy. The daughter of a former Wilde housekeeper, Emmy is an
earnest do-gooder who has spent her adult life trying to save the world.
And though Emmy is content living with an indigenous tribe in the
Amazon rainforest, her 12-year-old daughter, Puddle (Stefania Owen, “The
Lovely Bones”), just wants to be a normal kid experiencing her
adolescence in a normal place. And she would speak up except for the
fact that she hasn’t spoken in years.
When Wilde Oil’s expansion in the
rainforest threatens her adopted tribe, Emmy decides to attend Steve’s
self-thrown “Humanitarian of the Year” award ceremony in hopes of
convincing him to help her cause…and also maybe because she still has a
thing for Steve. But same-old Steve is unwilling to help because
fighting Wilde Oil means putting his meal ticket in
jeopardy. Rather than run the risk of letting Emmy slip away again,
Steve pulls out all the stops to win her heart.
To do so, he enlists the
only other people in his life who can help: Migo Salazar (Joe Nunez,
“Superbad,” “Prison Break”), Steve’s employee/sidekick/errand-boy, and
Gertie Stellvertretter (Jayne Houdyshell, “Law & Order”), Steve’s
nanny-turned-head-of-security as well as the biggest protector of
Steve. Despite having everything he ever wanted, Steve
knows he can’t buy love and happiness, which falls in sharp contrast to
Emmy, who has nothing but love and happiness.
Check out these sneak peek clips and let us know what you think! “Running Wilde” will air right after new family comedy “Raising Hope,” at 9:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday nights on FOX starting in the fall.
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