'Running Wilde,' the upcoming Fox comedy powered by 'Arrested Development' alumni, is running through yet another round of changes before the series airs in September. The show features Will Arnett as Steve Wilde, a spoiled rich guy who falls in love with his do-gooder childhood ex, Emily Kadubic, played by Keri Russell.
Today's news revealed that two characters from the original pilot have been recast. Mel Rodriguez ('Big Love') is set to replace Joseph A. Nunez as Wilde's dutiful friend/driver. The other recasting is slightly more complicated, since Jayne Houdeyshell's part as Wilde's head of security/ex-nanny has been rewritten and will now feature Robert Michael Morris ('The Comeback') as an ex-"manny."
Last week came the news that David Cross, Arnett's fellow 'Arrested' alum, had joined 'Running Wilde' as Andy, a rival of Wilde for Emily's heart.
The show is helmed by 'Arrested Development' creator Mitch Hurwitz.
Our own Joel Keller gave the pilot a positive mark, but found it fell short of the wackiness one might have expected from the creative hands of 'Arrested.'