TV Junkie: Running Away from 'Running Wilde'; IFC's 'Dead Set' = 'Big Brother' + '28 Days Later'
We love Will Arnett, David Cross, and Mitch Hurwitz but we can't believe what a mess "Running Wilde" is - thankfully this interview with Hurwitz sheds some light on the kind of interference he gets from Fox. It sounds like he's getting a lot of "notes" from network jackholes, to the extent that it's taking up the majority of his time, resulting in a show that can't get out from underneath the corporate thumb. We never expected an "Arrested Development: Part II" but last night's episode with the obnoxious KFC product placement was too much of a fail. When "30 Rock" did a number of product placements last year, they were upfront and snarky enough about it so they were actually funny. As soon as "Running Wilde" cut to the KFC commercial break, a collective groan issued forth from our viewing room and we had to change the channel. If you want more David Cross, watch "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret" on IFC, Friday's at 10pm.