Running Wilde Is Done For

Sad news: Running Wilde, which needed a bump in its ratings last night to stave off cancellation, lost 17% of its viewers compared to last week, dropping to about 3.5 million viewers.

The stars and creators of the show have been pushing hard on Twitter over the last week, making it clear that it’s do-or-die for the fledgling show. It’s already been preempted on October 26th for an extra episode of Raising Hope, so the chances of it surviving the month are pretty slim.

Worse? Mitch Hurwitz has said that Running Wilde doing well is what would make the much-hyped Arrested Development movie actually happen.

Here are some of the tweets from the guys behind the show showing just how on the brink they were. It’s definitely worse now:


Never done a grassroots effort, but let’s save the effing show #RunningWilde Forever!(or 5 decent seasons,plus a 6th for 2&ahalfmen $$)less than a minute ago via web


Watch @arnettwill and me in #RunningWilde tonight to stop us being cancelled! COME ON! Please RT!less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


@jawk Seriously,if enuf watch #runningwilde tues nite were doing it.Or if few of you do,but it’s the few who have nielsen boxesless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPad

Meanwhile, Mike and Molly and $#*! My Dad Says are absolutely killing it. We get the comedy we deserve, America.

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