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About RUNNING WILDE & Episode Guide

About RUNNING WILDE & Episode Guide

Running Wilde Aired From September 21, 2010 - May 21, 2011 On FX

About the Show:
From the Emmy Award-winning creator and the star of the critically acclaimed FOX series "Arrested Development" comes RUNNING WILDE, a romantic comedy starring Will Arnett as Steven Wilde, a filthy-rich, immature playboy trying desperately to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart, Emmy Kadubic (Keri Russell), the über-liberal humanitarian who got away - all told through the perspective of a 12-year-old girl.

Steve Wilde has never performed a selfless act. But why should he? He's rich! 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), 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 a few months.

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 (a/k/a Dad) 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: Oxford-accented neighbor and "frenemy" Fa'ad Shaoulian (Peter Serafinowicz); Migo Salazar (Mel Rodriguez), Steve's employee/sidekick/errand-boy; and (reluctantly) the scheming Mr. Lunt (Robert Michael Morris), Steve's "manny"--turned-secretary as well as the biggest protector of Steve... and his own job.

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. So with Emmy committed to doing good for nothing, and Steve being a good for nothing, will this hopelessly mismatched pair ever be able to reconcile their differences?

RUNNING WILDE is produced by Tantamount Studios, Five Hole Pictures and Principato-Young Management in association with Lionsgate Television. The series is written and created by Mitch Hurwitz, Jim Vallely and Will Arnett. Hurwitz, Vallely, Arnett, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Peter Principato and Paul Young serve as executive producers. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo directed and served as executive producers on the pilot episode.

Will ArnettSteven Wilde
Keri RussellEmmy Kadubic
Stefania OwenPuddle Kadubic
Peter SerafinowiczFa'ad Shaoulian
Robert Michael MorrisMr. Lunt
Mel RodriguezMigo Salazar


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Season 1

Episode 1: Pilot
Puddle and Emmy arrive at Steve's house to protect their humanitarian cause but in Steve's attempt to win over Emmy, he ends up destroying her work instead. And Puddle helps Steve find a way to make Emmy stay.

Episode 2: Into the Wilde
Steve convinces Emmy to take a vacation with him but Emmy's fiancé Andy arrives from the rain forest intent on winning her back.

Episode 3: Oil & Water
Emmy discovers that Steve is on the payroll at Wilde Oil and tries to get him to quit. When he goes to work for the first time ever, he discovers he may actually like it. Emmy goes overboard with her plan to stop Wilde Oil. Steve and Emmy try to help Puddle with a science project.

Episode 4: The Junior Affair
Emmy decides to get involved in Puddle's love life when she finds her daughter facing the same problem that she did with Steve at Puddle's age. Steve meanwhile decides to impress Emmy by standing up to the boy's father the way he never did to his own father but ends up impressing the father in a very unintended way instead.

Episode 5: The Party
Steve and Emmy team up to throw a cheap, environmentally friendly soiree. Fa'ad tries to outdo Steve and Steve tries to pretend that the party is ironic while Emmy tries to prove that she is fun.

Episode 6: Best Man
Steve's feelings for Emmy prompt him to offer to host a wedding for her and Andy because he wants her to be happy and it is only for lack of money that they have not married. Steve plans an elaborate Renaissance themed wedding only to realise that he forgot to invite Andy.

Episode 7: Mental Flaws
Steve wants to bring Emmy to a charity gala, but Emmy worries Steve is only concerned with appearances.

Episode 8: It's a Trade Off
Steve and Emmy trade roles. Steve takes care of Puddle and helps her with her school work. Emmy lives Steve's life of parties and social events in an attempt to prove that she can maintain her integrity whilst being on the "A List".

Episode 9: One Forward Step
Steve's stepmother comes to cut off Steve's money, just when Steve is trying to give Emmy money for a charity - a charity that she made up!

Episode 10: Jack's Back
An old friend (Rob Corddry) of Steve and Fa'ad returns to their lives as a reformed man. But Emmy - mistaking Steve's intentions - assumes Jack is faking it for her benefit, and sets about pretending to seduce him, leading Steve in turn to mistake her intentions.

Episode 11: Alienated
Emmy forces Steve to give Migo a holiday, and then convinces him to join her at a protest supporting immigrants' rights. While Migo follows his passion, Steve takes out his anger at the separation by joining the opposing team - the 'rich white men' opposing immigration.

Episode 12: The Pre-Nup
While Steve and Fa'ad begin plans to develop a nightclub on the site of a recent flood disaster, a jealous Mr. Lunt convinces Emmy to sign a pre-nup stating that she would not take Steve's money in the unlikely event that the pair get married, leading to a chain of mistaken impressions.

Episode 13: Basket Cases
Wilde Oil causes an ecological disaster and Steve's father (Jeffrey Tambor) puts Emmy in charge of the clean-up. Eventually, Steve finds out that it's a plot to get Emmy away from him and joins her.